This October marks the 10-year anniversary of the publication of The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses, which was co-authored by FIRE founders Alan Charles Kors and Harvey Silverglate. Public reaction to The Shadow University was the single most influential factor leading to FIRE’s establishment in 1999. The moment the book hit the shelves, Kors and Silverglate received pleas from students and professors all over the country requesting aid and reporting horrific cases of censorship and abuses against liberty on college campuses. Less than a year later, Kors and Silverglate founded FIRE.
As I announced in my podcast on Monday, FIRE will send a copy of the The Shadow University to donors who donate $150 or more to FIRE in 2008 in honor of the book’s decade of existence. Be sure to note that you want to receive a copy when you donate. You can make a donation right now online, through the mail, or over the phone. Go here for details on how to make a contribution to FIRE.