Letters to the Editor
April 14, 2021
Academics like Dr. Ray need to pay attention to their own bigotry
By Roger Koopman
I was immediately attracted to a recent op-ed by Montana Tech ethics and philosophy professor John Ray, who purported to be writing about the need for civic virtue. I can think of no topic more important or less understood. The writings of our nation’s founders were replete with powerful statements linking virtue and personal morality with liberty and self-government. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.”
Ray began on precisely the right note, observing that...