Scholars and Writers for America declare support for Trump

A strong taboo exists in academia and the media against expressing support for Donald Trump. In fact, the taboo extends to many professions and segments of society that rely on academic credentials.  I regularly hear from people who tell me about themselves, friends, family and associates who support Trump but keep their thoughts to themselves. It’s the sort of thing we used to hear about life in the USSR, people afraid to speak in public about their political views.

So it is of some significance that 125 scholars and writers have stepped forward to sign a public affirmation of their support for Donald Trump:

Given our choices in the presidential election, we believe that Donald J. Trump is the candidate most likely to restore the promise of America, and we urge you to support him as we do.

You can read the list of signers here, and might recognize some familiar names. For some, it may have grave consequences.

A strong taboo exists in academia and the media against expressing support for Donald Trump. In fact, the taboo extends to many professions and segments of society that rely on academic credentials.  I regularly hear from people who tell me about themselves, friends, family and associates who support Trump but keep their thoughts to themselves. It’s the sort of thing we used to hear about life in the USSR, people afraid to speak in public about their political views.

So it is of some significance that 125 scholars and writers have stepped forward to sign a public affirmation of their support for Donald Trump:

Given our choices in the presidential election, we believe that Donald J. Trump is the candidate most likely to restore the promise of America, and we urge you to support him as we do.

You can read the list of signers here, and might recognize some familiar names. For some, it may have grave consequences.