Tenure Shrugged

John D. Lewis's affinity for the philosophy of Ayn Rand cost him his job

In late April, John D. Lewis, a historian and classicist at Ashland University, flew to Virginia to deliver a lecture at George Mason University about U.S. policy toward Iran. Mr. Lewis is an admirer of the late Ayn Rand, and he shares her belief that democracies should respond to external attacks without much concern for civilian casualties. He wrote in 2006 that "America, acting alone and with overwhelming