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Havel’s Greengrocer Economist

Prof. Daniel Klein, George Mason University economist (Manhattan Institute screenshot)

I often hear from academics who are scared to death to publicly dissent from the woke totalitarian apparatus at their universities. Daniel B. Klein, an economics professor at George Mason University, is a great example of a professor who is unwilling to live by the lies that the professoriat accepts, and is courageous enough to say so in public. Here is a letter he wrote to the president of his university (forgive the unevenness in the alignment; I captured it in a series of screenshots). This, folks, is how you do it:


Hooray for Professor Klein! Principled and courageous! I know there are many more like him out there, both on the left and the right. Let him be an example to you. Stand up! Live not by lies!

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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