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

Free Speech Antidote in California

Multiple incidents have threatened free speech—and student safety—on California’s college campuses this year, so taxpayers and lawmakers should welcome the proposal from Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) to protect students and the free expression of ideas.

You Just Can’t Understand

Those of us who entered the humanities as graduate students in the 1980s and strove to climb the institutional ladder in the 1990s know of a particular ritual that became a common feature of academic debate in those years. You might call it the “You-don’t-know-what-it’s-like” moment.

Who Will Restore Free Speech On American Campuses?

We live in a moment when mass hysterias override and drive away the reasonableness our civilization once took as a cornerstone of the good life, the life of ordered liberty. Campus disorders merely reflect the mental and moral disorders of the time.

Disinvitation Season Is Here

Spring is upon us and that can only mean one thing if you’re an observer of higher education—it’s commencement season. Normally, this would be a time of excitement, hope, and anticipation, but not anymore.