Commenting on the whole Erik Rasmusen thing at Indiana, Dan Drezner and the voice in his head write:
… the cure for promulgated ideas that are believed to be offensive or wrong is more speech, not less. … What need there is for a review beyond that is truly beyond me. … [Wait, wait, you forgot the ritual denunciation of Rasmusen’s views on homosexuality.—ed. That’s completely irrelevant to this question. … however, it’s worth highlighting a fact that Louis Menand pointed out in The Metaphysical Club:
One of the triggering events for the emergence of academic freedom was when a Stanford University professor was fired for making a speech that contradicted co-founder Jane Stanford’s views on the matter. The professor made a eugenicist argument against Asian immigration.
Looks like one of those irregular verbs that used to come up so often on Yes, Minister. In this case we get:
I make provocative analogies.
You draw inappropriate comparisons.
He is an idiotarian fixated on moral equivalence.