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The Political Perils of Academic Patronage: GMU as a Case Study

Ian Storey is an Associate Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics & Humanities at Bard College. In 1553, Michel de Villeneuve (better known as Michael Servetus) published Christianismi Restitutio. Hounded out of research at the University of Paris for anti-orthodox views and personal grievances, Villeneuve was entirely dependent on the support of Pierre..

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Advice for Thanksgiving (and Beyond): Bring Light, Not Heat

Debra Mashek is Heterodox Academy’s Executive Director. She has a PhD in Social Health and Psychology (with a concentration in Quantitative Methods) from State University of New York at Stony Brook and served as a Professor in Psychology at Harvey Mudd College. The Thanksgiving table need not be a politics-free zone. In fact, sharing political..

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Misunderstanding Heterodox Academy

Musa al-Gharbi is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology at Columbia University, and the Director of Communications at Heterodox Academy. Around this time last year, I had the honor of sharing the stage with former UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks for a dialog on academic freedom. While the event was billed as a “debate”..

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Update: The Evergreen State College

Mike Paros is a professor of biological and environmental science at The Evergreen State College. For more information on, or to help with, the research project described below, click here. I am often asked about the current state of affairs at The Evergreen State College since student protests in May of 2017 cast this obscure..

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Vox’s Consistent Errors on Campus Speech, Continued

Musa al-Gharbi is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology at Columbia University, and the Director of Communications at Heterodox Academy. Let me start by saying that in some respects, it is a strange debate between Beauchamp, Yglesias and I: In the highly-polarized political environment in which we find ourselves, it seems to be a..

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Vox’s Consistent Errors on Campus Speech, Explained

Musa al-Gharbi is a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology at Columbia University, and the Director of Communications at Heterodox Academy. The Free Speech Project (FSP), based out of Georgetown University, attempts to document “incidents in which Free Speech has been challenged or compromised in recent years, and collect analysis from various points of view..

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Are students increasingly hostile to free expression on campus? Look to behaviors, not surveys.

Preston Stovall is a Postdoctoral Researcher for a project on Inferentialism and Collective Intentionality at the University of Hradec Králové. In the Berkeley protests against Milo Yiannopolis in February of 2017, the so-called ‘black bloc’ showed up to a vocal, but mostly peaceful, protest. They caused enough physical damage to buildings on campus that the..

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Constructive Criticism of Heterodox Academy and Its Inaugural Open Mind Conference

Stephen Messenger has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Systems Management. He has worked for 35 years in systems engineering and program management for FAA, DoD, and civilian government acquisition programs. In his spare time he studies psychology, ideology, and politics. Heterodox Academy (HxA) is my favorite of all the..