Mitch Daniels and Howard Zinn

Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana, one-time speculative presidential candidate, and current president of Purdue University  has been accused of attempting to use his office to influence the ideological content of Indiana’s classrooms so as to silence dissenting opinions. Specifically, he is accused of attempting to prevent schools from using A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, a deceased academic. Daniels did indeed attempt to prevent the book from being taught in schools, as he freely admits–was this morally permissible of him?

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