“Princeton claims it fired me for a long-past offense—for which I was already punished—but the truth should worry everyone”

Princeton Fed Me to the Cancel Culture Mob
Joshua Katz
May 24, 2022

Nearly two years ago, I wrote in these pages, “I sur­vived can­cel­la­tion at Prince­ton.” I was wrong. The uni­ver­sity where I taught for nearly a quar­ter of a cen­tury, and which pro­moted me to the tenured ranks in 2006, has re­voked my ten­ure and dis­missed me. Who­ever you are and what­ever your be­liefs, this should ter­rify you. The is­sues around my ter­mi­na­tion aren’t easy to sum­ma­rize. What is nearly im­pos­si­ble to deny (though Prince­ton does deny it) is that I have been sub­jected to “cul­tural dou­ble jeop­ardy,” with the uni­ver­sity re­-lit­i­gat­ing a long-past of­fense—I had a con­sen­sual re­la­tion­ship with a 21-year-old stu­dent—for which I was al­ready sus­pended for a year with­out pay well over a decade af­ter my of­fense. READ MORE

COMMON SENSE What Princeton Did to My Husband I watched the man I love become a shell of his former self, as he realized that many of his closest friends were not friends at all.

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