Proving that “Social Justice” does not translate to “Social Courtesy”, a progressive professor acted disgracefully in an attempt to undermine a libertarian guest speaker’s event at Washburn University.

University of Missouri student Christopher White files this report:

The libertarian student group Young Americans for Liberty at Washburn University hosted guest speaker, historian and political analyst Thomas Woods to speak to students on campus about the causes of the 2007-2008 economic meltdown.

Not everyone on campus was happy about the Woods lecture, however. Washburn University Political science professor Chris Hamilton, who is a self-proclaimed social justice advocate and environmentalist, distributed anti-Woods pamphlets at the event.

Woods delivered the lecture titled “The Financial Crisis: Capitalism not Guilty as Charged” to an auditorium of 130 students and Washburn faculty members.

Woods is politically aligned with the American libertarian movement that espouses a limited government and socially tolerant philosophical platform. He is also a proponent of the Austrian School of economics, which was made popular among libertarians by Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. Austrian economists believe that federal government regulations and the pegging of interest rates by the Federal Reserve is the reason why economies fall into recessions.

The Austrian economic view has, over the past 5 years, steadily gained adherents due primarily to increased government control over the economy, rising debt levels, and Federal Reserve monetary expansion.

…Professor Hamilton’s literature raked Wood’s over the coals for allegedly being a member of the League of the South and for passing himself off as an economist rather than a historian. The League of the South is made up of a group of Southerners who are concerned about the scope and size of the federal government. It is alleged that some members of the group have ties to white supremacist groups.

Hamilton’s allegation is a common refrain among many who disagree with Wood’s libertarian views. For example, he has been accused by civil rights group the Southern Poverty Law Center for being a founding member of the League of the South. Woods’s 2004 book “The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History,” which, among other things, asserts that the War on Poverty is really a war against poor people, has also been the target of criticism.

Woods told The College Fix that Hamilton is “a left-wing hysteric who specializes in ‘extremist groups’. He has published nothing. These are the types who tend to fixate on others.” Woods also told the Washburn Review that professor Hamilton “didn’t dare to confront me, he didn’t dare to ask me a question. He lists criticisms of me that I have replied to in spades.”