A question of decency

April 14, 2005

Chicago's DePaul University, which has taken a couple of hits for its grotesque squashing of a professor's free-speech rights, is hitting back, adding defamatory insult to career-ending injury - and a question comes to mind.

It's a question that was asked by the counsel for the Army in 1954 when Sen. Joseph McCarthy was seeking out communists in the government. He threw his charges around with little or no evidence, others in Congress did the same and sometimes reputations were recklessly ruined...

Schools: DePaul University