Education: COMMUNISM and the COLLEGES

What is academic freedom? How far does it go? Is it violated if a Communist is allowed to teach—or is it -violated if a Communist is not allowed to teach? This week, the Association of American Universities gave its answers to these questions in a memorably clearheaded statement on the "Rights and Responsibilities of Universities and Their Faculties."* Excerpts:

A UNIVERSITY is the institutional embodiment of an urge for knowledge that is basic in human nature and as old as the human race . . . The search that it inspires is an individual affair . . . Like its...

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