Taking Political Stands Does Not Sit Well With All Scholarly Groups

Wayne Tilcock, The Enterprise, AP Images

Since the Vietnam War, military conflicts and campus disputes have been among 
the issues that have led scholarly associations to consider taking 
controversial public stands. Pictured: 
pepper-spraying at the U. of California at Davis, 2011.
February 17, 2014

The American Economic Association has never taken a position on any public-policy issue. The American Anthropology Association has taken plenty. The American Political Science Association is thinking about becoming more active. And some members of…

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