— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
President Trump tweeted this on Friday. Even before he issued this egregious tweet, I had prepared a thread on Twitter of my observations from a recent trip to DC. This builds on my post from earlier in the week on how to defend democracy from the perch of the Ivory Tower.
After my trip to DC, it occurred to me that academics, particularly tenured ones, have the freedom to resist this administration and speak out in a way that many NGOs and think tank folks cannot. We should exercise our liberty while we can.
I was really inspired to write this thread when I read a series of tweets from Paul Musgrave on how liberalism has embraced data and facts as the way forward when it is not at all clear that is the moment we are living in (says the guy writing a blog post). Storify below after the jump.
Liberalism’s bizarre embrace of facts as measure of all things means that it’s paralyzed in Trumpist times.
— Paul Musgrave (@profmusgrave) February 17, 2017