Shadow University The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses

ISBN-10: 0060977728

ISBN-13: 9780060977726

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Description: Universities once believed themselves to be sacred enclaves, where students and professors could debate the issues of the day and arrive at a better understanding of the human condition. Today, sadly, this ideal of the university is being quietly betrayed from within. Universities still set themselves apart from American society, but now they do so by enforcing their own politically correct worldview through censorship, double standards and a judicial system without due process.Faculty and students who threaten the prevailing norms may be forced to undergo "thought reform." In a surreptitious about-face, universities have become the enemy of a free society, and the time has come to hold these institutions to account. The Shadow University is a stinging indictment of the covert system of justice on college campuses, exposing the widespread reliance of n kangaroo courts and arbitrary punishment to coerce students and faculty into conformity. Alan Charles Kors and Harvey A. Silverglate, staunch civil libertarians and active defenders of free inquiry on campus, lay bare the totalitarian mindset that undergirds speech codes, conduct codes, and "campus life" bureaucracies, through which a cadre of deans and counselors indoctrinate students and faculty in an ideology that favors group rights over individual rights, sacrificing free speech and academic freedom to spare the sensitivities of currently favored groups. From Maine to California, at public and private universities alike, liberty and fairness are the first casualties as teachers and students find themselves in the dock, presumed guilty until proven innocent and often forbidden to cross-examine their accusers. Kors and Silverglate introduce us to many of those who have firsthand experience of The Shadow University, including: The student at the center of the 1993 "Water Buffalo" case at the University of Pennsylvania who was brought up on charges of racial harassment after calling a group of rowdy students "water buffalo" -- even though the terms has no racial connotations. The Catholic residence adviser who was fired for refusing, on the grounds of religious conscience, to wear a symbol of lesbian and gay causes The professor who was investigated for sexual harassment when he disagreed with campus feminists about curriculum issues The student who was punished for laughing at a statement deemed offensive to others and who was ordered to undergo "sensitivity training" as a result. The Shadow University unmasks a chilling reality for parent who entrust their sons and daughters to the authority of such institutions, for thinking people who recognize that vigorous debate is the only sure path to truth, and for all Americans who realize that when even one citizen is deprived of liberty, we are all diminished.

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List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE is counsel to Boston’s Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt & Duncan LLP, specializing in criminal defense, civil liberties, and academic freedom/student rights law. He is co-founder and Chairman of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) and is a regular columnist for The Boston Phoenix. Silverglate has been published in The National Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. He is author of The Shadow University with Alan Charles Kors.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Assault on Liberty
The Water Buffalo Affair
Free Speech in a Free Society
What Is Academic Freedom?
Marcuse's Revenge
The Moral Reality of Political Correctness
The Assault on Free Speech
The Assault on Faculty Speech
"Shut Up," They Reasoned: Silencing Students
The Assault on the Individual
Individual Identity: The Heart of Liberty
American Thought Reform
Double Standards: Some Are More Equal than Others
The Assault on Due Process
The Rules of Civilization
The Courts of Star Chamber
"Not on My Watch"
Restoring Liberty
Sue the Bastards?
"Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant"
Notes
Index
About the Authors
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