This topic comes to mind because of two recent stories, first about liberal turncoat (god love him) Zell Miller who upon retiring was going to move to his home town of Young Harris, Georgia where he also had previously taught at the local college. Miller apparently had a teaching position waiting for him there but he declined it after a history prof there (whose wife is academic dean) wrote him a vitriolic letter which then got published in local papers. The duplicity displayed by so many academics is amazing. Diversity of thought and debate is hardly alive and well at most of our educational institutions.
A similar situation at Harvard has occurred with another Bush supporter. Thank god most of the staff at Harvard says the attitude towards new Prof Jack Goldsmith (former Assistant Attorney General) is wrong. But some of the faculty think a memo Goldsmith wrote arguing that CIA officials could transfer Iraqi detainees out of their native country for interrogation without violating the Geneva Convention in fact condoned torture (nice leap) and so he shouldn't be on the staff. I love how the anti-war (and for many anti-war-ever) left want kid glove treatment of captured enemy solders and then in a second breath will say more troops, guns and ammo are needed to fight. You guys are screwing up not having more fire power to kill the enemy, but if you happen to capture him don't scratch his head, don't even hurt his feelings. Ah yes duplicity once again.