This is just a quick link to follow -- an "aside." These are links to interesting things that, for one reason or another, I didn't place into a full posting. Go to the blog index for a regular listing of posts.
Winfield Myers: Shedding Light on the Professoriate [on Lisa Anderson, Arzoo Osanloo, Joel Beinin, Kathryn Babayan, Middle East Studies Association, et al.] - '...What we've challenged isn't the academics' right to speak as they wish. Rather, we've challenged their ability to practice their trade in hermetically sealed conditions free from the need to answer to anyone but themselves. We've held them accountable much as countless organizations and journalists have critiqued the behavior of other professions, from doctors and lawyers to clergy and businessmen...'