For anyone who isn’t familiar with this controversy, Ward Churchill is a professor of “ethnic studies” (one of those lame departments that provides the hothouse for growing idiotic ideas) at the University of Colorado. He made a big name for himself by saying that the people killed in the World Trade Center had it coming because they were “little Eichmanns” and that the terrorists who pulled off the attack were brave benefactors of mankind.

In this article Candace de Russy discusses not only the immediate Churchill problem, but also the wider problem of faculty hiring that’s based on ideology.