I thought this column universalized the Ward Churchill flap in a way that I had not previously focused on. Simply, every time a faculty council hires a nut in the name of diversity we all lose.

Paul Campos concludes:

Tenure and academic freedom are hard to defend if they don’t provide us who benefit from them with the minimal degree of courage necessary to say, when confronted by someone like Churchill, enough is enough.

If even the extraordinary protections of tenure don’t lead us to condemn a fraud of this magnitude in unmistakable and unapologetic terms, then we don’t deserve them. What else is academic freedom for?