Monday, February 28, 2005

Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely
A new crusade aims to protect conservative students from left-wing professors. But the real victim is robust debate—on campus, and beyond.
By Todd Gitlin
Mother Jones
March/April 2005 Issue
NOT SATISFIED TO CONTROL the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, the rest of the federal courts, most governorships and state legislatures, not to mention the most powerful amalgamation of capital and military force in the history of the world, not to mention Fox News, Clear Channel, etc., some of the right’s culture warriors are in an uproar about those redoubts of left-wing authority…the colleges....