Loyola President’s Reaction To Libelous NYTimes Quote on Slavery

From: P
To: wblock@loyno.edu
Subject: Your article on NYTime misquote

You give some Q & A relating to Kevin Wildes’s statement about you. Unfortunately, I can’t get a clear understanding as I cannot find an online source for that, or for the round robin on the subject that other faculty sent out; all the links I have seen do not load, e.g. at the Loyola Maroon. But the only way to do him justice is to see what he himself asserted, in case he too was misquoted, for instance if some editor also cut caveats and provisos he made. Can you suggest anything? Yours sincerely, P

Dear P:

How’s this:

If not on point, do get back to me.

Block, Walter E. 2014. “Reply to the Scurrilous, Libelous, Venomous, Scandalous New York Times Smear Campaign.” January 30; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/?post_type=article&p=473740&preview=true; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/walter-e-block/scurrilous-libelous-venomous/; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/01/walter-block-how-nyt-mischaracterized.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://libertycrier.com/scurrilous-libelous-venomous/; http://libertycrier.com/scurrilous-libelous-venomous/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LibertyCrier+%28Liberty+Crier%29; http://www.reddit.com/r/Anarcho_Capitalism/comments/1wm4l1/you_must_hear_tom_woods_commentary_the_antitruth/; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V5GwxkanD4; http://tomwoods.com/blog/on-handling-a-new-york-times-reporter/; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/outrage-if-only-walter-block-was.html; http://www.law.nyu.edu/sites/default/files/ECM_PRO_060927.pdf; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/outrage-if-only-walter-block-was.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/04/libertarian-wants-help-suing-nyt-for-libel-over-accurately-quoted-remarks-on-slavery/; http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/us/politics/rand-pauls-mixed-inheritance.html?hp&_r=4; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/outrageous-conduct-from-president-of.html;
http://tomwoods.com/blog/my-letter-to-the-president-of-loyola-university-new-orleans/; http://tomwoods.com/blog/jesuit-university-attacks-libertarian-professor-i-respond/; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/if-youd-like-to-try-to-educate-a-left-wing-smear-artist/; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/some-support-for-walter-block/; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/outrageous-conduct-from-president-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/re-loyola-and-walter/; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/thomas-dilorenzo/enemies-of-freedom-and-tolerance/; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/in-case-of-walter-bock-its-time-to-rise.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/dear-new-york-times-can-you-show-one.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/should-walter-block-forgive-president.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/dear-new-york-times-can-you-show-one.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://columbialibertarians.blogspot.com/; http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?443053-Walter-Block-to-sue-New-York-Times; http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/17535-nyt-smears-rand-paul-with-claims-of-racism-religious-fanaticism; http://gawker.com/prof-who-wrote-slavery-wasnt-so-bad-still-gainfully-1529610135; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/the-truth-seeps-out-about-walter-block/; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/the-truth-seeps-out-about-walter-block.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/thaddeus-russell-calls-on-american.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/02/24/loyola-new-orleans-discusses-professor-who-defends-segregation; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/03/must-listen-professor-thaddeus-russell.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29 (10:30 minutes); http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/05/who-said-nyt-doesnt-correct-reporting.html

jwolverton@thenewamerican.com .

http://www.dailypaul.com/312959/walter-block-vs-the-world

http://www.loyolamaroon.com/2.6713/letter-wildes-letter-was-based-on-a-serious-misunderstaning-1.2857243#.UwdlVE-x6M8

NYTimes letters of support: http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/03/the-outpouring-of-support-for-walter.html

Block accused by New York Times of thinking slavery “not so bad”:

Tanenhaus, Sam and Jim Rutenberg. 2014. “Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance.” January 26; http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/us/politics/rand-pauls-mixed-inheritance.html

Block’s reply to the New York Times:

Block, Walter E. 2014. “Reply to the Scurrilous, Libelous, Venomous, Scandalous New York Times Smear Campaign.” January 30; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/?post_type=article&p=473740&preview=true

Block, Walter E. 2014. “May I sue the New York Times? A Libertarian Analysis of Suing for Libel.” September 5; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/walter-e-block/may-i-sue-the-ny-times/

Loyola critics of Block for thinking slavery “not so bad”:

Wildes, Kevin. 2014. “Letter: Walter Block has made too many assumptions and contradictions.” February 6; http://www.loyolamaroon.com/2.6713/letter-walter-block-has-made-too-many-assumptions-and-contradictions-1.2854765#.UvaMsbex6M8; http://www.loyolamaroon.com/108039/opinions/letter-walter-block-has-made-too-many-assumptions-and-contradictions/

Murphy, Laura, Anthony E. Ladd, Barbara Ewell, Charles Corprew, Laura Hope, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Angel Parham, Ashley Howard, Trimiko Melancon, Alex Mukulich, Patricia Boyett, Julie Thibodaux, Nicole Eggers, Ted Quant, Susan Weishar, Alvaro Alcazar, Lisa Martin, Judith Hunt. 2014. “Letter: Faculty says Walter Block’s claims were, once again, untrue and offensive.” February 6; http://www.loyolamaroon.com/2.6713/letter-faculty-says-walter-block-s-claims-were-once-again-untrue-and-offensive-1.2854769#.UvaP6bex6M8; http://www.loyolamaroon.com/108043/uncategorized/letter-faculty-says-walter-blocks-claims-were-once-again-untrue-and-offensive/

Block’s response to Loyola critics:

Block, Walter E. 2014. “Wildes’ letter was based on a serious misunderstanding.” February 20; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/walter-block-calls-for-public.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://admin.collegepublisher.com/preview/mobile/2.6707/2.6713/1.2857243; http://www.loyolamaroon.com/105743/letters-to-editor/letterwildes-letter-was-based-on-a-serious-misunderstaning/

http://www.loyolamaroon.com/staff/?writer=Walter%20Block
http://www.loyolamaroon.com/staff/?writer=WALTER%20BLOCK%2C%20Ph.D.
http://www.loyolamaroon.com/page/2/?s=walter+block&submit=Search

Block, Walter E. 2014. “The faculty’s letter was misinformed and lacks integrity.” February 20;
http://www.loyolamaroon.com/2.6713/letter-the-faculty-s-letter-was-misinformed-and-lacks-integrity-1.2857245#.UwdnEE-x6M8; http://www.loyolamaroon.com/105742/letters-to-editor/letterthe-facultys-letter-was-misinformed-and-lacks-integrity/

http://www.dailypaul.com/312959/walter-block-vs-the-world

Defenders of Block (a small selection of over 100 letters so far posted):

Anderson, William L. 2014. “The Priest and His Clever Lie.” February 25; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/william-l-anderson/the-prezs-clever-lie/; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/father-wildes-does-not-have-integrity.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Beane, Larry. 2014. “In response to Wildes’ letter.” February 14;
http://www.loyolamaroon.com/2.6713/letter-in-reponse-to-wildes-letter-1.2856225#.UwAGvLex6M8; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/an-appeal-to-president-of-loyola.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Cavallo, Jo Ann. 2014. “Slandering Walter Block.” February 16;
https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/stop-slandering-walter-block/; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/is-it-time-president-of-loyola.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

DiLorenzo, Tom. 2014. “Fascism University: The Enemies of Freedom and Tolerance at Loyola University New Orleans.”
https://archive.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/thomas-dilorenzo/enemies-of-freedom-and-tolerance/; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/on-feeble-minded-academic-marxist.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/the-truth-seeps-out-about-walter-block.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Gill, James. 2014. “Block raises controversy again.” The Advocate, February 20, p. 11B; http://theadvocate.com/columnists/8420622-55/james-gill-block-raises-controversy; http://theadvocate.com/columnists/8420622-55/james-gill-block-raises-controversy#.Uwe7Bo_-1VY.email

Henderson, David. 2014. “Open Letter to President Wildes re Professor Block.” February 13;
http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2014/02/open_letter_to.html; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/no_author/should-walter-block-forgive-the-president-of-loyola-u/

Landsburg, Steven. 2014. “Block Heads.” February 13;
http://www.thebigquestions.com/2014/02/13/block-heads/; www.TheBigQuestions.com; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/the-gang-of-angry-yahoos/; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/steve-landsburg/the-gang-of-angry-yahoos/

Lingenfelter, Jonathan. 2014. “Wildes’ letter assumed too much.” February 14;
http://www.loyolamaroon.com/2.6713/letter-wildes-letter-assumed-too-much-1.2856224#.UwAD3rex6M8; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/an-undergraduate-tries-to-educate-kevin-wildes-president-of-loyola-university-new-orleans/

Wenzel, Robert. 2014. “The Outpouring of Support for Walter Block.” March 1;
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/03/the-outpouring-of-support-for-walter.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Wenzel, Robert. 2014. “Distorting A Champion of Liberty: The Walter Block Controversy.” March 1; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/03/distorting-champion-of-liberty-walter.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Woods, Tom. 2014. “Jesuit University attacks libertarian professor; I respond.”
http://tomwoods.com/blog/jesuit-university-attacks-libertarian-professor-i-respond/; http://libertycrier.com/jesuit-university-attacks-libertarian-professor-help-fight-back/

Adams, Devinn. 2014. “Professor accuses New York Times of libel.” February, 20; http://www.loyolamaroon.com/2.6710/professor-accuses-new-york-times-of-libel-1.2857201#.UwZkdxb99zo

Morris, Robert. 2014. “Professor’s defense of segregated lunch counters creates controversy at Loyola University.” Uptown Messenger. February 20; http://uptownmessenger.com/2014/02/professors-defense-of-segregated-lunch-counters-creates-controversy-at-loyola-university/

Cavallo, Christina. 2014. “Columbia Student Defends Walter Block.” February 20;
https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/columbia-student-defends-walter-block/

Wolverton, Joe. 2014. “NYT Smears Rand Paul with Claims of Racism, Religious Fanaticism.” February 1; http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/17535-nyt-smears-rand-paul-with-claims-of-racism-religious-fanaticism

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/loyola-university-president-responds-to.html

Lazarowitz, Scott. 2014. “Yes, Slavery Is Offensive.” February 24;
https://archive.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/scott-lazarowitz/leftists-talking-about-past-slavery/
Light, Christian, Robert Wenzel. 2014. “Loyola University President Responds to Criticism Regarding His Walter Block Comments with More Outrageous Comments.” February 24;
https://archive.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/robert-wenzel/jesuit-impenitent/

Smith, Adam. 2014. “A Tulane Student Writes About His Interaction with Walter Block.” March 4; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/03/a-tulane-student-writes-about-his.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Block, Walter E. 2014. “Sue New York Times for libel?!?!” February 1;
https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/sue-new-york-times-for-libel/; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/will-walter-block-be-on-firm.html

Block, Walter E. 2014. “A Libertarian Analysis of Suing for Libel.” February 9;
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/walter-block-case-for-suing-new-york.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/02/is-new-york-times-agent-of-government.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Block, Walter. 2014. “Seeking lawyer to sue my university for libel.” October 27;
https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/seeking-lawyer-to-sue-my-university-for-libel/

DiLorenzo, Thomas J. 2014. “The Lying, Libelous, Leninist Louts at Loyola University-New Orleans.” October 28;
https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/the-lying-leninist-louts-at-loyola-university-new-orleans/; http://www.targetliberty.com/2014/10/the-lying-libelous-leninist-louts-at.html;
http://www.targetliberty.com/2014/10/breaking-walter-block-to-sue-his.html;
http://www.targetliberty.com/2014/10/the-lying-libelous-leninist-louts-at.html?showComment=1414688007704#c105649000530560781
http://www.targetliberty.com/2014/10/breaking-walter-block-to-sue-his.html?showComment=1414724673509#c554234418711234311; http://www.targetliberty.com/2014/10/walter-block-defends-his-decision-to.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TargetLiberty+%28Target+Liberty%29

Murphy, Robert P. 2014. “Loyola University President Impresses With His Critique of Walter Block.” http://consultingbyrpm.com/blog/2014/02/loyola-university-president-impresses-with-his-critique-of-walter-block.html

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