The Footnote Fallacy

Please forgive me if it seems that I have a one-track mind: David Horowitz is not only dangerous and an easy target, but he exemplifies much of what I find wrong with what… Continue reading

Learning the Thing in Itself

A connection with Regnery Publishing isn’t the only thing that brings Ben Domenech and David Horowitz together: Neither has a clear understanding of what it means to do the real work on a… Continue reading

An Emergency Solved by a Questionaire

That’s the funny thing about David Horowitz and his “Academic Bill of Rights”: It’s an attempt to conjure up an emergency situation in academia—when one just doesn’t exist. Gib Armstrong, Horowitz supporter and… Continue reading

Horowitz Anti-Professor Campaign Collapsing

Good news! As anyone who has been following the responses to David Horowitz’s new book on what he thinks are “dangerous” professors now knows, Horowitz’s campaign to bring American universities under right-wing political… Continue reading

"Methosopography": Horowitz Pretends to Scholarship

According to David Horowitz on his blog, I am now a Stalinist! He headlines his diary entry: “Prosopography. A Stalinist strikes back.” He’s annoyed that I criticize his gobbledegook attempt to claim a… Continue reading

Research, Eric Burns, and David Horowitz

It’s our fault, we college teachers: we haven’t kept up with technological changes; we keep giving students assignments assuming students will learn through the process of completing the assignment–forgetting that the process has… Continue reading

Blather As Argument!

David Horowitz responds here to a recent TPMCafe post of mine, a critique of his “Academic Bill of Rights.” His defense can be summed up in the word he uses most often (even… Continue reading

David Horowitz’s Academic Bill of Rights: Restriction or Freedom?

Is it possible to promote academic freedom by forcing professors to present divergent viewpoints—or is that itself an abridgement of academic freedom? On his blog, David Horowitz responds to criticism of his Academic… Continue reading

"Daddy" Becomes "DeLay": A Parody

Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy” is one of the most powerful I know–so I am sure it can withstand the abuse I put it to here: DeLay You do not do, you do not… Continue reading

Tierneying Against the Wind(mills)

The discussions about the professors in American universities are getting a little bit silly—at least on the part of the Don Quixotes on the right who see dragons where there are only everyday… Continue reading