The teaching profession must not be driven from its traditional stronghold of free speech to a position where it will fear to stand up and be counted. With academic tenure goes the responsibility for a clear and forthright definition of oneís views. These professors of ours must have the right to profess; they must not be scourged from the public forum, else eventually only conformists will enter the teaching profession, leadership in the realm of ideas will wane, and the universities will sink to mediocrity.

Deane W. Malott, Why Donít You Do Something About Professor X?