The Left in the Universities
There is a book coming out that everyone interested in campus politics should read. It is a refresher course in the recent past, years 1998-2010, well before the current protests and disinvitations and riots broke out, though it foreshadows everything that has happened since.
A Roadmap for Defending Free Speech: After Backlash, SMU Restores 9/11 Memorial
A few days after the governor sent his admonition, SMU announced that it had reversed its prior decision, and would now restore the 9/11 Memorial and “all displays to the traditional location on the lawn.”
Kansas State University adopts free speech statement
The university’s statement further provides that freedom of speech is “one of our most cherished rights, protected by the United States Constitution.
Stanford University course to study ‘abolishing whiteness’
“Students will consider the perils and possibilities of different political practices,” according to the course description, “including abolishing whiteness or coming to terms with white identity.”
In the Face of “Grotesque Falsehoods,” an Appropriate Response: Yuck!
In the summer 2017 issue of the magazine Modern Age, the English philosopher Roger Scruton takes scalpel, forceps, and vascular clamps—sans anesthesia—to the campus free speech issue, leaving the reader to exclaim, in spite of his surgical care: Yuck!
“Progressives” – So Eager to Impute Racism Where There is None
Whenever people don’t have good arguments on the merits, they turn to ad hominem attacks. That’s what we are seeing in the battle over racial preferences.
At UC Berkeley, Freedom of Speech Is a Security Risk
University of California, Berkley, once the home of the free speech movement, is now the home of censorship and suppression of diverse ideas. Its most recent tactic? Using “campus safety” as a smokescreen to hinder conservative thought from penetrating the university’s bubble.
To Restore Campus Free Speech Nationwide, Secretary DeVos Should Look to Wisconsin
Last week, the Wisconsin state assembly stepped up to defend free speech at its state colleges and universities. Its “Campus Free Speech Act” calls for the suspension or even expulsion of students who disrupt approved campus speakers.
Evergreen Students Fight “Institutional Racism” With Actual Racism
The Evergreen protestors claim to be fighting “institutional racism” and “promoting equality,” yet their movement does nothing but exacerbate racial tensions and promote inequality.
Year Of The Shout-down: Worse Than You Think For Campus Free Speech
Shout-downs are not being disciplined. Universities regularly move to calm public outrage with vague promises of action against disruptors. Yet rarely is anything done. I know of no single instance of serious discipline for any of this year’s many shout-downs.