Free expression is so important that we must tolerate even the expression of opposition to free expression.
I want to come out in favor of safe spaces. Not everywhere, or for all purposes, but in general I think there should be a strong presumption in favor of limited and exclusive safe spaces for any group that wants to establish one. Of course, the group would need to have the ability and legal […]
Even well informed people of good will have very different religious, moral, and philosophic views.
People won’t thank you for “beating them,” but there are gentler and more effective ways to change minds.
It is the peripheral positions in modern politics, on both right and left, that inevitably deteriorate into tyranny.
“The best response to micro-aggression is macro-aggression.” So says Cal State University Los Angeles Professor Robert Weide in response to an editor from the news website Breitbart giving a speech before students at Cal State University. Let’s unpack that statement, shall we? Micro-aggressions, defined as real or perceived everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, […]
Controversies surrounding the funding of college publications with student fees illustrate some important difficulties when it comes to the funding and activities of the federal government. Wesleyan University’s student government cut funding for the campus newspaper in the wake of an op-ed critical of the Black Lives Matter movement. The University of California at San […]
Increasingly, the expectation of rigorous debate and discussion on controversial topics has diminished on college campuses across the nation. Students are now more content or even encouraged to coast through higher education without having to encounter beliefs or opinions that offend their preconceived notions about the world. Students are treating the college experience as less […]