Corey Robin: “Once upon a time, leftists purged from American academe could find a refuge abroad. Not anymore.”

During the Cold War, leftist scholars purged from American academe at least had the opportunity, sometimes, to start again outside the country. That’s how Moses Finley became Sir Moses Finley, the internationally acclaimed classicist at Cambridge. That’s how Chandler Davis, aka Mr. Natalie Zemon Davis, became an internationally acclaimed mathematician at the University of Toronto…

Read more here: http://coreyrobin.com/2016/04/13/once-upon-a-time-leftists-purged-from-american-academe-could-find-a-refuge-abroad-not-anymore/

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