'Acceptable' Speech'?

In Ward Churchill Case, Who Defines 'Acceptable' Speech?
--Maurice Isserman
"Who gets veto power over controversial speakers and faculty appointments? Ellen Schrecker's No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities (Oxford University Press, 1986) suggests that the greatest damage to academic freedom in the McCarthy era came not at the hands of the junior senator from Wisconsin, or from J. Edgar Hoover. Rather, it came from well-meaning college administrators who sought to defuse controversy by treating the principle of free speech as one that was expendable in a time of international crisis and domestic anxiety."
------- from article posting regarding Malcolm X, Susan Rosenberg and Ward Churchill in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Wednesday February 9, 2005.

See also:
Free Sami Al-Arian