Education: Moral Victory

Like any university worth its endowment, Harvard prizes its honors above all other possessions. Consequently it rejoiced in a moral victory last week when a faculty committee investigating the Walsh-Sweezy case found that the university had been clumsy, not dishonorable.

Popular Economics Instructors John Raymond Walsh and Alan Richardson Sweezy were fired (given two-year concluding appointments) more than a year ago. Because they were leaders of the university's branch of the American Federation of Teachers, even conservative facultymen feared their dismissal was a blow aimed at academic freedom, and they petitioned for an...

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