On Intellectual and Academic Freedom

“A university’s essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism—a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.”

Richard Hofstadter in His Commencement Address at Columbia University (1968)

Excerpted from: Howe, Randy, ed. The Quotable Teacher. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003.

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