In a strange twist of intent yesterday’s agitators for “free Speech” and “student’s rights” on campus’ across the country have become oppressors of both today. They do this through policies of non-offensiveness and Multiculturalism, but it’s all a guise asÂ speech deemed Conservative or Libertarian is liable to be muzzled in modern universities. In America you have the right to be stupid or offensive, ala the Nazis who marched in Skokie, but you also have the right to bring up controversial topics for open and intelligent discussion — the left fears the latter more than the former.
Virginia Postrel has a post up about FIRE, The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, that fights against Wakademic censorship. Please stop by for a read.