The Volokh Conspiracy
Mostly law professors | Sometimes contrarian | Often libertarian | Always independent
The op-ed is here; an excerpt from the opening:
University of San Diego Law School professor Thomas Smith is facing calls for his firing. His offense: a blog post that characterized defenders of China's coronavirus response as "swallowing so much Chinese —- swaddle."
His critics are characterizing this as a racial slur, and the law school's dean appears to be agreeing. They are wrong, but worse, this reaction chills the ability to criticize governments around the world….