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Exactly the reason why many people don't trust academia.

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Submitted by Dong (Canada), May 1, 2019 at 20:57

Even in academia and in a company of experts, a true & reasonable view could be hushed away by these sordid means; a conspiracy of silence, hidden incentives to hew to a certain orthodoxy & penalties on dissenting, enabled by outside actors with an agenda, etc.

The problem isn't just limited to the Middle Eastern studies, I imagine.


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1Remembering John Wansbrough [178 words]dhimmi no moreMay 4, 2019 14:26249695
Exactly the reason why many people don't trust academia. [58 words]DongMay 1, 2019 20:57249669
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