The Oxford and Harvard historian Niall Ferguson's spectacular thundering in is making the rounds. See LFR for a good summary with links. Bascially, the professor wrote
I always find it sad to watch any professional or artisan sellout and sacrifice their ethics and morals to a particular cause. Such a waste of potential. Academics by virtue of their employment must not be an exception, but it seems to be the case with the conservative leaning variety.
In Canada, Barry Cooper and Tom Flanagan come to mind. Both are trained scholars who presumably understand rigour and the need for sound reasoning or evidence when making claims. Maybe they once had elegance. Yet both write and speak in uncritical inflamatory drivel. A couple of years ago I watched two full professor economists reduce themselves to shouting at the panel audience about Hitler and Stalin when they were challenged with idea that economic growth is unsustaintable. Funny how there's an economic element to it as well: Free markets are go and privilege rests with those who preach it.
Anyway, maybe something will happen to this Harvard Brit in love with the GOP. Likely not. Massive public humiliation has little impact on behind ivory walls.