The Corner

Chilling Effect 101

If you’re a student at UC-Berkeley and you thought the DREAM Act wasn’t such a hot idea, then you probably contributed to “the same mean-spirited xenophobia” that led to the Tucson shootings. At least that’s what your chancellor, Robert J. Birgeneau, seems to think.

Oh, and by the way, he also thinks that “a climate in which demonization of others goes unchallenged” can lead to tragedy.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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