So far as I know, no academic has in fact got into any sort of trouble for expressing opinions like those

Let me enhance your knowledge.

People died in the Cultural Revolution.

"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce." -- Karl Marx

Let me enhance your knowledge.

You link to three stories, but so far as I can see only the first of them is actually anything like an example of what we were talking about. Still, that's one more than I knew of, so thank you.

The way many students at Yale responded to Christakis is shocking, for sure. But, again, this is a long long long way from the Cultural Revolution. She didn't lose her life or even her job. And this is an unusually extreme case.

Karl Marx

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