Commentary: I Survived Cancellation at Princeton

Joshua T. Katz

Take the university where I teach, Princeton. The campus—or at least the online campus, in the age of the coronavirus—has been in uproar since early July over a letter of demands to the administration signed by hundreds of my faculty colleagues, and especially over my response to that letter. I was immediately denounced on social media and condemned publicly by my department and the university president. At the same time, the university spokesman announced ominously that the administration would be “looking into the matter further.” It is therefore gratifying to report that Princeton’s leadership has done the right thing. I learned recently that I am not under investigation.