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 “Fomenting the Pot”: The Life of the Mind

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1930s and 40s saw an intellectual high point in Mormon history with B. H. Roberts, James E. Talmage, and John Widtsoe. Brigham Young University flourished, but intellectual freedom and academic ... More


 Why This Book?: Autobiographical Reflections

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains the author's motives for writing this book, which originated in his being raised as an Orthodox Jew, to which he was deeply committed from early childhood until adulthood. He ... More


“Pink-Tinged Pages”?: McCarthyism and Children's Literature

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the impact of McCarthyism on the production, content, and reception of children's literature, tracing a path from 1946 when the children's literature field seemed particularly ... More


Liberty and Socialism

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0034
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines whether socialism may be more consistent with liberty than capitalism is. It concentrates on two issues, one related to property and the other to education. It first considers ... More


Academic Freedom and the Constitution

Robert Post

in Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines academic freedom as a concept of constitutional law. The Supreme Court has proclaimed that academic freedom is a “special concern of the First Amendment, which does not tolerate ... More


“One for Whom Bread—Food—Is Not Enough”: Beneatha Younger, Uplift Ideology, and Intellectual Freedom

Carol Bunch Davis

in Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802989
eISBN:
9781496803023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802989.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a reading of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, arguing that it foregrounds the necessity for racial uplift ideology in the Younger family's pursuit of the ... More


No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Cary Nelson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education's independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem ... More


From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Ole Peter Grell, Jonathan I. Israel, and Nicholas Tyacke (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This book examines the importance of the Glorious Revolution and the passing of the Toleration Act to the development of religious and intellectual freedom in England. Most historians have considered ... More


Unfreedom’s Counterculture

Yoav Di-Capua

in No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This Chapter takes us to Baghdad, the ostensible capital of Arab existentialism. Baghdad’s existentialism was not a textual philosophical phenomenon but rather a carnivalesque, artistic scene that ... More


Art and Freedom in the Era of “The Church of Your Choice”

Una M. Cadegan

in All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451126
eISBN:
9780801468988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451126.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines efforts by Catholics to influence the content of American popular culture, such as motion pictures and all-fiction “pulp” magazines. It first discusses the perceptions of ... More


Academic Freedom and its Opponents

David Bromwich

in Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter articulates the case against the sort of sequestering of academic freedom from the more generally articulated political freedom enshrined in the U.S. Constitution that has recently been ... More


Nature, Interwar Politics, and Intellectual Freedom

Melinda Baldwin

in Making "Nature": The History of a Scientific Journal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226261454
eISBN:
9780226261591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261591.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter is centered on Nature’s conflict with Germany’s National Socialist Party, a conflict that led to the Nazi government banning Nature from German universities and libraries in 1937. ... More


Intellectual Freedom

Matthew Stanley

in Huxley's Church and Maxwell's Demon: From Theistic Science to Naturalistic Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226164878
eISBN:
9780226164908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164908.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The previous chapter laid the foundation for the argument that the central controversy in the control of Victorian science education was not religion, but rather sectarianism and dogmatism. Closer ... More


The Anti-Rightist Campaign and Political Labelling

Ning Wang

in Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao's China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713187
eISBN:
9781501714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713187.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter contends that, although some intellectuals were labelled rightists because of their sharp criticism of Party policies and cadre officials (for their abuse of power) or because of their ... More


Huxley's Church and Maxwell's Demon: From Theistic Science to Naturalistic Science

Matthew Stanley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226164878
eISBN:
9780226164908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164908.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the Victorian period science shifted from being practiced in a theistic context to a naturalistic context. This book examines the foundations of that change. It is generally thought that this ... More


What is Academic Freedom For?

Robert J. Zimmer

in Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines some of the history and context of academic freedom and its meaning, with particular emphasis on the uses of that history at the University of Chicago. Academic freedom is a ... More


Byron, Milton, and Doctrines of Christian Liberty: Cain and Paradise Regained

Joan Blythe

in Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235897
eISBN:
9781846315428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the relationship between Milton's Paradise Regained and Byron's Cain. It compares these two works with particular emphasis on the concepts of intellectual freedom and Christian ... More


Improve Society

R. David Lankes

in The New Librarianship Field Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262529082
eISBN:
9780262334600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529082.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Libraries shape and then enact a community’s definition of improvement. This chapter covers the values of librarianship: service; learning; openness; intellectual freedom & safety; and intellectual ... More


Bad Faith

Andrew Feffer

in Bad Faith: Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281169
eISBN:
9780823285969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281169.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter recounts the full takeover of the AFT leadership by Counts and his liberal supporters, who by 1940, as Coudert’s inquisition unfolded, were able to push an anti-communist agenda on the ... More


Born-Again America: The Creation of an American Identity

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

During his travels to America, Alexis de Tocqueville was interested not only in gathering facts and searching for the soul of democracy. He also embarked on an intellectual journey in which he ... More


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