Phi Beta Cons

The Hateful Book

Here’s the Amazon.com link to the book that has so upset the virtuous people at Purdue: Notre Dame vs. the Klan, by Todd Tucker. Via Amazon, the author has blogged on the incident:

Anybody taking five minutes to assess the contents of its page on Amazon could determine rapidly that the book is enthusiastically anti-Klan. You could perhaps argue that this shouldn’t matter – a college campus ought to be a safe haven for exploration of ideas. But I do think it makes this situation even more outrageous that the good people at IUPUI’s affirmative action office didn’t care about that. My more recent book has as its heroes religious pacifists during World War II – I think it’s safe to conclude I don’t have any kind of right-wing axe to grind.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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