The short (90 seconds) video above tells funny but appalling
story that illustrates what happens when the thug’s veto gets a
Dartmouth’s Robert Smith and a bunch of anti-abortion activists
put together a display that used small American flags to denote the
number of abortions performed in America since Roe v. Wade made the
procedure legal. Another student who disagreed with the display
then proceeded to run over the flags.
The kicker? The car of the thug sported a “COEXIST” bumper
Watch above. And read this article by Greg
Lukianoff, the head of the Foundation for Individual Rights in
Education (FIRE) and author of Unlearning Liberty:
Incidents like this are part of the reason that the title of my
book is Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End
of American Debate. By “unlearning liberty,” we at FIRE
generally mean that colleges and the campus environments they have
established are teaching students all the wrong lessons about what
it means to live in a free society. For instance, this March, we
are once again seeing the opening of what FIRE has dubbed
“disinvitation season”: a now-yearly ritual in which students and
faculty members band together to try to deny a place at their
colleges to commencement speakers whose opinions they dislike.
Americans should be alarmed that students and even faculty
members (who should know better) are turning away from critical
thinking and reasoned debate, and instead learning to think like
censors. It’s bad enough that 59% of universities maintain
unconstitutional speech codes; it’s also unacceptable that so many
students meekly accept when they are told they need to limit their
protests to the tiny free speech zone on campus. But it’s far,
far worse when students come to believe that censorship is what
good and noble people just do.
Bonus video: A year ago, FIRE released this interview with me in
which I talk about the contemporary university as “the incubator of
the nanny state” and discuss three of my intellectual heroes:
Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, and Leslie Fiedler. The latter may not
be as well known to Reason readers as the first two.
Fiedler, one of the very most influential literary and cultural
critics of post-war America, exemplifies the passion for free
speech and serious engagement within and without the academy.
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