Environmental historian, author of great books like Changes in the Land, Uncommon Ground, and Nature’s Metropolis, and professor William Cronon has come under fire by the GOP in WI.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about the Cronon story is here.  Does this make the argument for the need to have tenure to preserve academic freedom better?  Does this say something about the peril of working at a state institution (e.g., this case, and recent attacks on environmental law clinics by state legislatures)?  Is there a violation of university policy?  Cronon’s writing of this Op-Ed in the Times likely triggered some of these happenings as well.

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