The Anarchist Professor: Interview with Denis Rancourt


It’s time for another Profile in Nonconformity. In this series I look at people who are challenging authority and changing the world in unique ways.

*** The Professor in Handcuffs

How does a tenured, full professor lose his job? First, he throws out the grading system by deciding that every student gets an A+.

Next, he tells students to rebel by showing how they, collectively, have more power and authority than any of the administration. Then, he gets arrested and taken away in handcuffs by the police just for showing up for a film club on campus.

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