Jack Kemp (not the politician) suggests that today’s professoriate have a a thing or two from the American Revolution’s Battle of Princeton:
Nassau Hall (1756), the principal structure of the college, changed hands three times during the American Revolution’s Battle of Princeton, and the engagement ended within its walls.
One can only imagine how modern day professors who protest ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corp) on campus, would have reacted to both the British and American armies being on their campus and exchanging fire. Their theoretical world met the real world. At that time the professors got to see first hand how they owe their academic freedom to criticize The Crown–and the American Revolutionary government and army–to that battle. Perhaps the final stages of The Battle of Princeton should be reenacted each year on campus to remind the professors where their academic freedom comes from.