The interview below was originally published in the January 31-February 2, 2014, edition of CounterPunch
. It is reproduced here in part because of the close attention we paid to the persecution of Ward Churchill, and in continuation of our support for his cause. The case, involving as it did the politicization of the university, unfortunately also transformed the University of Colorado into an academic sham, as it did the causes of free speech and academic freedom.
In Search of Ward Churchill: The Academic Who Came in From the Cold
by JOSHUA FRANK
It has been nearly nine years since Ward Churchill was the talk of Fox News and the target of a concerted campaign to remove him from his teaching post at the University of Colorado. Well, as many of you know, they were successful. No longer living in Colorado, Ward is still defending himself and his scholarship. I…