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...

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