FREE SPEECH FOR PRINCETON BUREAUCRATS, BUT NOT FOR FACULTY OR STUDENTS

By Stuart Taylor, Jr. and Edward L. Yingling -- co-founders of Princetonians for Free Speech
Princetonians for Free Speech

It is critical to understand that the controversy over Princeton University’s recklessly false, continuing, institutional reviling of Professor Joshua Katz as a racist since early 2021 is about much, much more than the fate of a single professor.

It is about a concerted effort by President Eisgruber and his subordinates, now enabled by the Board of Trustees, to carve the heart out of Princeton’s acclaimed free speech rule by denying its protection to any professors or students who are savaged and defamed for their speech by the University itself – the most powerful entity to which the rule was intended to apply.