Monday, September 16, 2019
One of the most disturbing aspects of the retreat from liberal political discourse can be found on the training grounds for tomorrow's leaders: college campuses. This sad reality was laid bare in a pair of columns published last week in Bloomberg Opinion by Steven Gerrard, a professor of philosophy at Williams College. Gerrard quotes a letter from students outlining their views on the subject: "Free Speech,' as a term, has been co-opted by right-wing and liberal parties as a discursive cover for racism, xenophobia, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and classism."
Speech isn't violence .... more words doesn't make something true ...
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