Failed politicians never die. They become embassy ambassadors and university presidents. After Michael Ignatieff crashed the Liberal Party of Canada he returned to Harvard University, was given an Order of Canada by Trudeau, and became president of the Soros-funded Central European University in Hungary. Hungary wants the Soros cancer out but globalist Ignatieff is screaming "academic freedom".
What many commentators fail to understand is that: (1) "institutional independence"
of universities is a myth, and (2) even ideal "institutional
independence" is a distinct concept from "academic freedom".
"Institutional independence" is falsely cast as "academic freedom" by
university bosses but is really just an argument to be free of public
oversight. Whereas "academic freedom" is the individual freedom of
expression and inquiry of students and academics, which needs to be
protected against both institutional and state controls so that the
individual researcher can pursue uncomfortable truths and social
At the perverse
highest level "academic freedom" itself is a myth and is really just a
legalistic device to prevent meaningful political or social engagement
of professors (see the history of academic freedom, as surveyed by
Schrecker in her book "No Ivory Tower").