I tend to agree with most of the commentary I’ve seen so far on this hit piece on veganism in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Harold Fromm’s poor reasoning and almost brazen ignorance of the subject matter render the essay undeserving of a thorough critique. What does merit critiquing is the Chronicle’s decision to publish it.
Shouldn’t a periodical that caters to the higher education community screen out ignorant and unproductive rants? Shouldn’t such a forum demand rigor and research? Might it not be well past time for a more informed and useful dialogue on veganism and would not the Chronicle be an ideal place to have it? If not there, where? If not now, when?
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