Monday, November 23, 2015

Open Minds

Suppress That Thought! 

“Hostility to the exercise of free speech on American college campuses is nothing new. But what happened at Yale University, the University of Missouri and other colleges over the past two weeks is something new and frightening. The suppression of speech in academia has begun to spiral out of control.”

—Nat Hentoff, columnist and author, “Suppression of Free Speech in Academia Is Out of Control,”, Nov. 18, 2015

Editorial Comment: Protest is nothing new, strange or bad at college. But screaming down and shaming people who disagree, that's not how to learn about new ideas.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

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