Thursday, May 21, 2015

Leo Koch - a well known Humanist

Edd Doerr (Silver Spring, MD) had a  letter  published in The Nation for June 1, 2015. Leo Koch was  a well known Humanist back then.

In “The New Thought Police,” [May 4, Joan] Scott mentions the case of Leo Koch, a biology professor at the University of Illinois who lost his job for suggesting in the student newspaper that there should be “greater freedom in the conduct of sexual relations.” I knew Koch back in 1963. His letters published in the student newspaper did not result in a ruckus as long as they were simply signed “Leo Koch.” The ruckus  started only when the editors violated Koch’s trust by identifying him as a faculty member.

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