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EDITORIAL: Real academics fight for the nation

Unlike the legions of Taiwanese academics who long ago lost the right to bear that title by siding with power and money, real academics, those with integrity, know they have a responsibility to society to act as role models for the future leaders and citizens of the nation.

Taiwan is at a difficult juncture and needs more people who will stand up to defend their ideals, people with moral gumption who do not buy the bankrupt argument that sports, the arts or academia have nothing to do with politics.

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