ERIC Number: EJ1070577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Freedom in America after 9/11
Wilson, John K.
Thought & Action, p119-131 Fall 2005
College campuses around the country reacted to the September 11, 2001, terrorist acts with rallies, vigils, discussions, and a wide range of debates about the causes and cures for terrorism. Yet the story told about academia in the media was often quite different. Conservatives claimed that the reaction to 9/11 in academia was another example of "political correctness" run amuck. This article discusses the issue of free speech on academic campuses nationwide.
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Terrorism, National Security, Political Attitudes, Politics of Education, Federal Legislation, Censorship, Dissent, Access to Information, Privacy, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Policy, Arabs, Muslims, Minority Group Students, Government School Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: USA PATRIOT Act 2001