From: George Slone
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:42 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: A cartoon on NYU and its Court of Civility
To Alex Bazeley, Ed-in-Chief, and Managing Ed. Bobby Wagner, Washington Square News, NYU student newspaper:
Please publish the attached cartoon in your newspaper. It concerns NYU. If you decide against it, please inform me why. Thank you!
From: George Slone
Sent: Monday, November 7, 2016 6:27 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: In the High Court of Civility
To NYU Professors et al of the Liberal Studies Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group (i.e., Suzanne Maria Menghraj, Sean Eve, Robert Squillace, Marion Thain, Elayne Tobin, Jonathon White, Hannah Pingelton and Michael Rectenwald):
A new cartoon depicting each of you was just posted on The American Dissident blog site (see
About a week ago, I wrote to Prof. Rectenwald, hoping he might submit an essay RE his current battle with PC-academe. He chose NOT to respond. Likely, he is now cowering with regard to his career as a lifer academic. So be it. I then contacted the editor-in-chief of the Washington Square News. He did NOT respond. It seems to be the norm nowadays that such editors tend to be in lockstep with reigning professors, while, of course, boasting independence. With his regard, I could be wrong. Maybe he’ll respond in a week or maybe two or maybe next year. Alas, VIGOROUS DEBATE tends NOT to be a cornerstone in most corners of academe. Feel free to respond and even post your comments on the blog site. Comments are NEVER censored. I do not bite! But I do tickle. Nevertheless, my long experience with academics like you leads me to assume not one of you will respond. BTW, it was the mind-numbing statement repeated in the cartoon that grabbed my full attention. How not to question and challenge such inane statements? Enjoy!