What’s the Difference Between Fox News and Oxford University Press?
We fear that it’s shrinking fast. Oxford University Press has told us in writing that its books for classrooms don’t require citations! And that it’s okay for an OUP author to fail to disclose his close tie to Monsanto. So, with six distinguished professors and scientists with me in spirit, in April I traveled to Oxford to deliver our petition appealing to OUP to hold the line on the most basic standards. Here I am delivering over 5,000 signatures we’ve gathered from about 60 countries. We’re not giving up!
By Frances Moore Lappe
This summer we’re writing to 250 academic librarians to ask them to help press this case. For us, transparency of sources and of potential conflicts of interest are essential to democratic discourse, and thus to democracy itself.
I’ve written two Huffington Post blogs describing why this campaign means so much. Please think about the ripples that Oxford University Press’s stance will no doubt create—and consider joining us. Thank you.
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