Petition against censorship in French university libraries.


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2015-02-08 15:50

As a Professor of History at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, I find this action incredible. Is the Sorbonne becoming an adjunct for the National Front, for the recrudescence of fascism in Europe generally. This is a shameful act which, if it is not repealed immediately deserrves to be the subject of condemnation internationally. Historical scholarship develops through the active interpretation through various frameworks of historical evidence. What is happening here is the crude censorship of one long established set of interpretations in favor of others, many of which, according to the authors have their roots in both the old fascism and in comtemporary neo fascism.