Carol Platt Liebau: One More BIG Argument Against Tenure

Thursday, June 30, 2005

One More BIG Argument Against Tenure

That would be Ward Churchill, of course. Most recently, he has advocated the fragging of military officers at an anti-war forum in Portland, Oregon. (HT to Pirate Ballerina for breaking the story and staying on Churchill's miserable backside).

Churchill argued:
"Conscientious objection removes a given piece of the cannon fodder from the fray. Fragging an officer has a much more impactful effect."

"Fragging", of course, is the killing or wounding of an officer by a subordinate in combat.

Now, this isn't the first we've heard about Ward Churchill. As set forth here, not only has he called the victims of 9/11 "little Eichmanns," he's been credibly accused of plagiarism (both intellectual and artistic) and lying about his supposed Indian heritage.

One would think that he would have been fired immediately from his cushy little sinecure at the University of Colorado. But no . . . he's protected by tenure -- a concept that's an abomination, particularly in his case, as I've pointed out here.

Oh, and by the way, Professor Churchill, there's no such word as "impactful."


Blogger jwpaine said...

Thanks very much for the link to PirateBallerina!

BTW: I received your email, and responded, but you may not receive it since AOL has tightened its email acceptance filter to the point that legitimate outside email servers (such as, the one I use) often cannot get through.

In any case, fight the good fight, and thanks again for the PB link!

12:30 PM  
Blogger David said...

"Oh, and by the way, Professor Churchill, there's no such word as "impactful.""

But there must be! He only steals words from people he thinks write better than he, so it simply _must_ be a word... mustn't it?


10:42 PM  

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