By Christopher B. Daly
As I like to tell my students: History keeps happening.
The past is always with us, and here’s a case in point: the arrest of Irish leader Gerry Adams as a result of an oral history project carried out at Boston College by researchers who promised their interviewees that the contents would remain confidential. As my friend and fellow journalism professor Dan Kennedy points out, the prosecution of this case represents just part of the Obama administration’s campaign to undermine the rights of reporters (and now, researchers too).
More reports keep coming in:
From today’s NYTimes, a good overview by Boston correspondent Kit Seelye.