TRIBUTE TO AN EXTINCT SPECIES | 2003-11-15
The best fact-checking reader we have for Whitaker Online is not only a socialist professor, he is a white man who has a black wife.
Nobody knows his quotes and facts better than this fellow. He is a throwback to the old leftist intellectuals who actually liked facts and discussion. Believe it or not they actually liked to hear different points of view. When he dies, there won't be any of them left.
When I was at the University of South Carolina, I set up a lot of groups. I never had any shortage of student members, but, as on today's campus, that didn't matter. You had to have a faculty sponsor. Then as now, leftists could get sponsors, rightists couldn't.
When I showed up with that "I need a sponsor-for-my-new-group" look in my eye, professors ran, hid under tables, or went into fetal position.
Except for one: Professor John McConaughy. He was a liberal from Chicago. His father had been a law professor. I never had a problem with him. If I had some members, as I always did, he would sponsor my group.
John McConaughy was an actual, honest-to-God free speech liberal.
He's dead now.