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

UC Berkeley: Freedom versus Feelings

What happened on UC Berkeley’s campus holds disturbing implications for the future of higher education. If this is the standard response to freedom of expression, then universities are no longer places of education, but indoctrination.

The Fear That Binds Us

America’s college campuses are brimming with differences in cultures, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and moral viewpoints. Even among this diversity, there is one thing that unites every student and professor: Fear.

Universities Push Fetishes On Campus

Universities have long abandoned the idea that some lifestyles are better than others. Morality is an outdated idea on your typical college campus. Events such as these–promoting behavior that has no place in a decent society–are the result of an environment that refuses to distinguish between the moral and immoral.

The Anti-Free-Speech Movement at UCLA

Administrators and student activists at the university are attacking core First Amendment rights in a bid to punish expression that offends them.

It’s Not Ideology—It’s Management

It sounds like a moral position, but it’s really a managerial response. The important thing is a trouble-free campus. Avoid expensive cases and bad publicity. Each instance of insensitivity imposes labor costs in terms of hours devoted to handling the grievance.