June 13, 2008
The Shadow University
This October marks the 10-year anniversary of the publication of The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses, which was co-authored by FIRE founders Alan Charles Kors and Harvey Silverglate. Public reaction to The Shadow University was the single most influential factor leading to FIRE's establishment in 1999. The moment the book hit the shelves, Kors and Silverglate received pleas from students and professors all over the country requesting aid and reporting horrific cases of censorship and abuses against liberty on college campuses. Less than a year later, Kors and Silverglate founded FIRE.
FIRE is sending copies of the The Shadow University to donors who donate $150 or more to FIRE in 2008 in honor of the book's decade of existence. Be sure to note that you want to receive a copy when you donate.
Indoctrinate U DVD
FIRE is currently offering a special online giving incentive for our donors. When you make an online donation of $200 or more to FIRE, you can receive a DVD of Indoctrinate U, a riveting documentary that exposes the "anti-intellectual, intolerant culture of our nation's campuses." Produced by Evan Coyne Maloney, the film features FIRE's successful battles against unconstitutional speech codes and our major 2004 victory for free speech at Cal Poly.
This promotion only lasts as long as the DVDs do, so if you would like to receive one, hurry and donate to claim your copy-just specify, "I would like to receive an IU DVD" when making your donation. Torch readers and documentary lovers alike will really find this interesting!