John Hinderaker has a great piece on the kerfuffle at George Mason University, “Will Liberals’ Posthumous Smears of Justice Scalia Succeed?”
The short of the story is that the university’s law school (one of the few with a strong conservative/libertarian presence) recently received a pair of large monetary gifts (totaling $30 million), one of which may be conditioned on renaming the school for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Of course this has sent a number of professors at the rest of the school (mostly a typical liberal state school other than its stellar economics department where Walter Williams and Nobel Prize-winning professors like James Buchanan have taught) into conniptions over the proposal. Read the Hinderaker piece.
My real point is that it further demonstrates how liberals politicize everything. I’m sure they could politicize tiddlywinks if they could figure the angle.
The thought that some tiny sliver of academia might not be under their thumb has sent them into full mobilization. They really do want to remove all conservatism from the public square. To make such thoughts verboten. This needs to be understood.
By the way, George Mason, the Founding Father, probably would have liked Scalia.