Excerpt: In connection with the creation of the Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA), reported nearby and in this press release, Keith Whittington, who chairs the AFA’s Academic Committee, a nine-member body which sets policy for the organization. agreed to answer some questions posed by Princetonians for Free Speech (PFS). He is Princeton’s William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics. The exchange follows.
Q. You are the author of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech, a 2018 book that won the PROSE Award for best book in education and the Heterodox Academy Award for Exceptional Scholarship. Can you state generally your views on how freedom of thought and expression are faring at Princeton and other universities around the country?