An open letter
from Graham Larkin to Sara Dogan
National Campus Director
Students for Academic Freedom
28 January 2005
Dear Ms Dogan,
I am writing
to ask you a favor. As you know, David Horowitz recently posted
two critiques of my own writings on the Academic Bill of Rights
in FrontPage Magazine and your own Students For Academic
Freedom website. He did not, however, provide web links to the
very articles he is criticizing. (These are published here
respectively. I have since published another
refusal of my request is unfortunate, given that I politely
asked him to post these links, or to republish the articles,
in the interests of promoting "both
sides" instead of just "half
find it frustrating that Dr. Horowitz chooses to speaks for me,
instead of providing a link to my authentic writings. Since you
are the president of an organization devoted to the noble ideal
fairness, civility and inclusion," and since you have written
sympathetically about "the
problem of partisan indoctrination", I hope you can sympathize
with my frustration over the limitations of the Horowitzian echo-chamber.
If you can,
please add links to Mr. Horowitz's responses to my articles here
. I hope you will also consider posting my critiques in the form
of independent articles.
As you can see,
this letter is posted on the CA-AAUP website. Please let me know
whether or not I have permission to post your reply.
Thank you for
Stanford University, Department of Art & Art History
CA-AAUP VP for Private Colleges and Universities
This letter seems to have achieved the desired end. Although Ms.
Dogan did not reply to my e-mail, I noticed that on February 1,
the complete text of my latest letter was published, along with
a response from David Horowitz, on both the FrontPage
for Academic Freedom websites. I am very grateful for this.
to Larkin-Horowitz Exchange
join the fight against the
Academic Bill of Rights, get
the AAUP, tireless defenders of
academic freedom since 1915.