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Nov 28, 2004 12:02 am

"The Human Stain," PC, and the OAH

On the recommendation of L and P blogger, Jim Otteson, I just saw "The Human Stain" (starring Anthony Hopkins), which is available on CD. It is a surprisingly honest treatment by Hollywood of the excesses of political correctness on campus. It is based on the novel by Philip Roth. The film also explores the obligations of faculty, so eloquently described by Ralph Luker at Cliopatria, to speak out against abuses.

For those of us, who regularly read website of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the events depicted in"The Human Stain" will be all too familiar. It is too bad that the members of the OAH's Committee on Academic Freedom apparently did not bother to see it before they issued their report.

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