Sad To Say, the “Chicago Principles” Defending Academic Freedom Do Not Go Far Enough
Chicago wants to have its moral and cultural relativism and eat them too. Nowhere in its defense of academic freedom will you find the word, “truth,” either in upper- or lower-case.
Most Students Aren’t Radical. They’re Afraid
With all these stories flying around, it’s important to ask, are most students as radical as the ones who are constantly making headlines? My answer: probably not.
Are Free Speech and Open Moral Debate on the Verge of Extinction?
The caustic effects of political correctness have now reached the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.
A Public University in Michigan Limits Free Speech to .02 Percent of Its Campus
Do officials at our colleges and universities really believe that students must be penned into a tiny zone where free speech is authorized – or is it that only certain kinds of free speech must be so restricted?
The University Of California’s Censor In Sheep’s Clothing
I thought that the University of California was offering its support, that this might signal the beginning of the restoration of free speech on America’s increasingly politicized, repressive college campuses. I was wrong.
UVA Allows Free Speech — If It’s Consistent with “the School’s Values”
There is just one little problem with the university’s action. It runs afoul of the First Amendment.
The University of Chicago’s Support for Free Speech Sparks Opposition
Sadly, the fact that there is so much opposition to the principles of free speech the University of Chicago is trying to uphold tells us that this will be a long, bitter fight.
Is There A Future For Freedom? Our Universities Will Decide
We have now reached the critical point in this country where serious minds of all political stripes worry over the future of constitutional democracy in America.
Can we (ever) take a joke? (Part 2)
Colleges have an intellectual basis on which to rest position statements that protect the freedom of speech and expression. The University of Chicago’s letter to new students is one way to make the school’s commitment known, and Yale’s commission from more than 40 years ago provides a road map for designing more protections.
Can we (ever) take a joke? (Part 1)
“When they start coming for the comedians, everyone else needs to sweat,” says a voiceover during the trailer for the documentary Can We Take a Joke? “When they start coming for the comedians, everyone else needs to sweat,” says a voiceover during the trailer for the documentary Can We Take a Joke?