Charles Gati for the Harriman Institute's Oral History Project

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

"There is no pure scholarship that’s possible on contemporary political issues. We can pretend that we are fully objective and fair-minded; we can even strive to be fair and objective. But the fact of the matter is that ... we can hide but we cannot get rid of our various biases. We can do the best we can, certainly in the classroom, to be fair-minded and present every conceivable perspective towards students. That is our obligation. On the other hand, it’s a dangerous world out there, and I don’t see why our students should not be exposed to that." Charles Gati on discussing contemporary poiltics in the classroom for our oral history project. Each week we will highlight an interview from the project on our website and social media. Read Gati's interview