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Explore the debate and science of Cancel Culture.

November 16, 2020

An Open Letter to Michael V. Drake, President of the University of California

Peter Wood

After retiring, Professor Joseph Khoury was fired illegally by a UCR administration that appears extraordinarily determined to punish him.

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November 13, 2020

Tracking "Cancel Culture" in Higher Education

John David

UPDATED 11/13/20: A repository of administrators, professors, and students who have been "canceled" for expressing views deemed unacceptable by the ideologues ruling higher education.

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October 13, 2020

An Outspoken Scholar Gets Canceled, Again, but He’s Not Giving Up

Christopher Kendall

What do you get when you cross scholarly criticism of anticolonialism and an angry mob of academic "cancelers"? The results aren't pretty.

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October 7, 2020

Vindicate Dr. Bruce Gilley's Personal and Professional Reputation

National Association of Scholars

Dr. Gilley's book and book series were canceled shortly after an online mob deemed his work unacceptable. Click to read and sign the NAS's counter-petition.

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October 6, 2020

Music Theory, Narrative Constriction, and the Fix We’re In

Erich Korngold

How did the obscure field of Schenkerian music theory become the latest cancel culture battleground?

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October 5, 2020

Tom Klingenstein on Cancel Culture and 1619

National Association of Scholars

The issues that cancel culture presents are not new, but they are powerful in a way that we haven’t seen in generations. Complacency is, unfortunately, not an option.

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October 2, 2020

Mandarin Trouble at USC

James E. Moore, II

Professor Greg Patton has been canceled and removed from his classes, not for saying a racial slur, but for saying a Chinese word that sounds similar to one. How did this happen?

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September 11, 2020

UNT Officials Continue Assault on Academic Freedom

National Association of Scholars

The University of North Texas has continued its harassing investigation of music theory professor Timothy Jackson despite calls to stand down. We have now made our letters to UNT leadership public.

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August 4, 2020

Taking the Fight to Higher Ed Leadership

John David

Higher ed administrators frequently do nothing to prevent, or even actively participate in, a faculty member’s cancelation. NAS will not simply stand by and watch the carnage unfold.

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August 3, 2020

The Case of Tomáš Hudlický—Where now?

Tomáš Hudlický

Professor Hudlický responds to the Orwellian retaliation he received after questioning diversity hiring in a peer-reviewed paper.

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