Three American university professors have filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment against a librarian because they felt "unsafe" by his suggestions of some books for a reading list. The university- Ohio State- is taking the charges seriously and is investigating the librarian.
What did the librarian do that has struck such fear into the professors? Suggested Mein Kampf? A manual on cannibalism? 12 Easy Steps to be a Hitman? No, not quite-
Scott Savage, who serves as a reference librarian for the university, suggested four best-selling conservative books for freshman reading in his role as a member of OSU Mansfield’s First Year Reading Experience Committee. The four books he suggested were The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian, The Professors by David Horowitz, Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Bat Ye’or, and It Takes a Family by Senator Rick Santorum. Savage made the recommendations after other committee members had suggested a series of books with a left-wing perspective, by authors such as Jimmy Carter and Maria Shriver.
I find it incredible that recommending some books can not only make American university professors feel so terror stricken that they have to file a complaint, but that an American university will take those charges seriously and "investigate"- whatever that means- the librarian.
What's happened to the world?