Dangerous Professors

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Professors have always been dangerous. They always try to make their students think differently about the world, the subject matter, themselves.

Dangerous Professors is a series of essays (some written by dangerous professors themselves). One of the authors mentions the story of W.E.B. Du Bois who, after attending a German university for some time was rejected from obtaining his doctorate degree.

Mr. Du Bois later became the first black person to graduate Harvard and went on to write a novel referring back to that initial shunning in Germany.

Each essay in the set, especially the one toward the back in the Case Studies section, written by Ward Churchill about academic freedom really rings a bit of shocking truth that while professors are often the people to look to for information, they can be blacklisted and shunned because of it.

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