9/11 and the American Empire:
How Should Religious People Respond?
Dr David Ray Griffin's other
articles, and his address in New York for a call to action
Flights 11, 175, 77, and 93: The 9/11 Commission's Incredible Tales
Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11 by Dr. David Ray Griffin
The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the
Official Account Cannot Be True.
David Ray Griffin
Version (with references & notes)
Griffin Replies to NY Times "Conspiracy Theories 101"
In “Conspiracy Theories 101” (Op-Ed, July 22), Stanley Fish gives an
idiosyncratic interpretation of academic freedom, limiting it to the freedom
to decide what to study. It does not include, in his view, the
freedom to “embrace and urge” a viewpoint in the classroom, because to do
this is to “proselytize,” to “indoctrinate,” to engage in “partisan
If universities were to enforce this restrictive
interpretation, it would mean that biology professors could not explain
their reasons for accepting evolutionary theory rather than “creation
science”; physics professors could not profess their belief in (or against)
the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory; and so on.
Fish would surely protest that he did not mean
anything so absurd. He meant his restriction to apply only to political
questions, as shown by his indications that what professors cannot do is
promote “partisan political ideals” and “urge political action.” It is on
this basis that he would argue that professors should not be allowed to tell
their students that they believe the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated by the
However, even with this less obviously absurd
interpretation, Fish’s position is untenable. The question of who was
responsible for the 9/11 attacks is a purely factual question, and if
professors are prohibited from giving their answers to some such questions,
academic freedom has been seriously curtailed.
Fish would presumably reply that answering this
factual question by pointing the finger at the Bush administration would
have political implications (“throw the criminals out”). This would mean,
however, that professors could not endorse the official theory, because this
endorsement would also have political implications (“don’t throw them out,
because they are not criminals”). Would Fish really suggest firing all
professors who have let their students know that they accept the official
Fish has raised a red herring. All sorts of
questions about which professors routinely and rightly express opinions,
such as the evolutionary nature of our universe, have political
implications. Fish’s criterion would result in professors being gagged on
most questions of importance.
The appropriate question to ask about professors
who give their opinions about 9/11 in the classroom, whether to embrace or
reject the official theory, is the standard one: Do they do so in an
academically responsible manner, supporting their opinions with evidence in
a way that could be defended before their peers?
David Ray Griffin
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