Fascism in the Academy

Fascism in the Academy Sir: Philippa Martyr’s experience as a young academic being condemned, harassed and ostracised by her “colleagues” (Letters, May 2017) reminded me of my own, as a middle-aged one, more than ten years ago. Immediately following the publication of the first article I published in Quadrant (“The Bullies and the Bullied”, March 2005) a senior “colleague” e-mailed everyone in my division, denounced the article, and put it on the agenda for the division’s next monthly meeting. I declined to attend such a meeting and immediately sent this colleague’s response to the then editor of Quadrant, the late…

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