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Churchill’s ‘Paris Hilton’ Defenders

Ward Churchill and his supporters have launched a last-ditch campaign focused spuriously on  academic freedom to keep him from getting fired. As Inside Higher Ed reports, University of Colorado President Hank Brown  has now set in motion a process that is widely expected to lead to Churchill’s dismissal
Brown is holding his ground in lively fashion, calling the argument in behalf of Churchill argument a “Paris Hilton defense” – meaning “that the professor and the socialite both blame their troubles on being famous, instead of accepting that famous people have to follow the rules just like others do.”

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