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Niall Ferguson Defends Himself
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Harvard professor Niall Ferguson has posted an article defending himself from the hordes demanding that he be fired from his tenured faculty post for having had the temerity to suggest that President Obama should not be re-elected:

The art of the modern witch hunt is to get as many like-minded bloggers as possible to repeat and preferably exaggerate the claims until finally it becomes received opinion that you are on the brink of being fired and indeed deported in chains.

...there comes a point when you have to ask yourself: has the American public sphere so degenerated that it is now impossible to make the case for a change of president without being set upon in cyberspace by a suspiciously well-organized gang of the current incumbent's most ideologically committed supporters?

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Niall Ferguson Defends Himself
futureofcapitalism.com

Harvard professor Niall Ferguson has posted an article defending himself from the hordes demanding that he be fired from his tenured faculty post for having had the temerity to suggest that President Obama should not be re-elected:

The art of the modern witch hunt is to get as many like-minded bloggers as possible to repeat and preferably exaggerate the claims until finally it becomes received opinion that you are on the brink of being fired and indeed deported in chains.

...there comes a point when you have to ask yourself: has the American public sphere so degenerated that it is now impossible to make the case for a change of president without being set upon in cyberspace by a suspiciously well-organized gang of the current incumbent's most ideologically committed supporters?

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