Opinion: Princeton’s warning to its campus community: Speak at your own risk

Megan McCardle
The Washington Post

Excerpt: If Princeton classics professor Joshua Katz had kept his mouth shut in 2020, would he still have a job?

In his report last November recommending that Katz be fired, dean Gene A. Jarrett wrote that “the current political climate of the University, whether perceived or real, is not germane to the case, nor does it play a role in my recommendation.” I believe Jarrett believes this. Yet I also think it’s clear that political controversy was the ultimate genesis of the second complaint. So while the administration might not have set out to punish Katz for his speech, that’s nonetheless effectively what it did.