A funny queasy feeling

October 9, 2014

Are those of us who savour the irony of a British professor’s feeling the need to write “in a personal capacity” about academic freedom (Thomas Docherty, “Jobsworths and squatters”, Books, 2 October) allowing a sense of humour to habituate ourselves to the horrendous? If so, how ashamed should we feel?

John Holford
Robert Peers chair in adult education
University of Nottingham

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