Sunday, November 18, 2012

Campus speech codes are stopping real debate -- and inspire a new book

Here’s another piece on campus speech codes, with some discussion of the work of Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Equal Rights in Education and author of “Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate”, from Encounter Books (2012).

There are all kinds of anecdotes, such as a censure at Fordham University for inviting Anne Coulter to speak, and a ban on showing the Danish cartoons insulting the Prophet Mohammed at an event at New York University.

The piece in the Wall Street Journal, by Sohran Ahmari, Saturday November 17 2012, “How free speech died on campus”, is here.

Alan Charles Kors discusses campus speech codes on Reason TV:

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