Skittish Professor No Longer Has Office Hours Due To Hoplophobia
By Tom Knighton
Col. Jeff Cooper coined the term “hoplophobia” to mean “an irrational fear of weapons.” Back in his day, just as in ours, some people were terrified of the idea of firearms being in the hands of the law-abiding.
Col. Cooper may well have been thinking of a particular professor at the University of Kansas who is so afraid of guns that he won’t have office hours in his office anymore.
My jaw dropped recently as I read the nine-page syllabus for an online history class I enrolled in for the fall semester at the University of Kansas. Two full pages of the document include arguments against the Second Amendment and chides students who support the university’s concealed carry policy or take advantage of it.
To be clear, this class is on the history of the Japanese Samurai and has nothing to do with U.S. history or the Second Amendment.
What’s more, Professor Eric Rath of the History and East Asian Studies departments also informs students in the syllabus: “With guns allowed on campus, I no longer feel safe having visitors in my office; so instead of in person office hours, I am available for consultation via email or Skype on the …Read the Rest
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