NYU PRESIDENT JOHN SEXTON WRITES ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM; Eugene Volokh comments: "Excellent words. But NYU's deeds in the cartoon controversy are not consistent with those words. . . . How easy it was to make NYU go back on its stated policies and principles: Just the possibility of thuggery was enough to the job. A sad day for elite American higher education; a sad day for NYU; and a sad day for the Sexton presidency and the Sexton legacy."
It is, particularly as it's an invitation to thuggishness on the part of everyone who wants to manipulate NYU on any topic.