Friday, May 09, 2008
There is an intriguing new book on academic freedom. Mary Lefkowitz, the classicist who took on the Afro-centrists (arguing that the Greeks stole their philosophy and other knowledge from Africa) has written a very personal account of her life and academic career as a result of her involvement in this controversy in History Lesson: A Race Odyssey (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008). For a longer discussion of this book see my blog, "Reading Archives," for May 9th.
Posted by Richard J. Cox at 6:59 PM