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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Professors Have Their Own Way of Shouting Down Unwanted Ideas

Many American college students are so intolerant of opinions that clash with their own that they feel justified in shouting down speakers they are certain they dislike. Faculty members have their own ways of trying to silence people with whom they disagree.

A Waning of Indignation?

We still have illiberal episodes taking place, such as the protest at William & Mary against an ALCU official. But I suspect that student outrage and anguish and accusation are already on the wane. Protest is wearing itself out.

Hitting ‘Em Where It Hurts – the Pocketbook

Despite all the grumbling, Americans keep donating huge amounts of money to their schools. They admit that they are deeply dissatisfied, but still write hefty annual checks to help support their alma mater. It’s like smoking—a bad habit that many simply can’t break.

Freedom of “Expression” Is a Lie

Clearly, many college students lack a fundamental understanding of the First Amendment. Their confusion might stem from a conflation of the terms “speech” and “expression.”

The Government’s “Diversity” Mania Gets Worse

It’s pointless to worry about the diversity of a profession. When you need a doctor for an operation, you don’t care about the “diversity” of the medical profession – you care about securing the services of a highly competent surgeon.

New survey on free speech on campus sounds the alarm

In case anyone needed reminding that free speech—that cornerstone of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution –is threatened around the country, especially on college campuses, a new survey provides frightening evidence.