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Academic Freedom on Trial
100 Years of Sifting and Winnowing at the University of WisconsinMadison
Edited by W. Lee Hansen
"The University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found." This book commemorates and sets in current context the famous statement defending academic freedom issued by the University's Board of Regents in 1894.
Thirty contributorsfaculty, students, alumni, university officials, and citizensexamine the origins of the statement and its meaning today, including issues of free speech, hate speech codes, due process, and intellectual property rights.
W. Lee Hansen is professor emeritus of economics at the University of WisconsinMadison.
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384 pp. 6 x 9
Paper $25.00 s
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