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Wendy Kaminer on Intolerance

Here is a good piece in the British publication “Spiked,” in which First Amendment defender (and former ACLU national board member) Wendy Kaminer has some choice remarks about the state of free speech on campus.

Money quote: “One of the saddest trends among people who consider themselves liberal or progressive over the past 10 or 15 years has been this increased intolerance of free speech, and this notion that there is some right, some civil right, not to be offended, which trumps somebody else’s right to speak in a way that you find offensive. It is like a disease, an infection, that has taken hold of the left.  It is an incredibly regressive notion.”
Hat tip: Kory Swanson

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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