Commentary: Free Speech or Princeton’s Red Scare?

Michael Poliakoff, President, American Council of Trustees & Alumni Letter to the Editor, Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed

Excerpt: “Free Speech for Me, and Thee?” invites the reader to consider the place where free speech crosses the line into defamation. Princeton University’s treatment of its professor might well meet the strict legal definition of defamation: false, malicious and inflicting damage. What is utterly certain is the ethical breach of a university that is glib in attaching the loaded and harmful term “racist” to people and institutions.