Education: Response to Destruction

In a new academic year, universities the world over will apparently continue to be focal points of alienation, disruption and dissent. Last week New York University grappled with the problems created by the presence of a black extremist on its staff; a number of U.S. university presidents were openly discussing how to handle the prospect of future campus disorders; and in France, an adventuresome Education Minister won legislative 'approval of reforms that might prevent a repetition of this spring's student rebellion.

DOES academic freedom encompass public remarks by a university representative that inflame...

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