Freedom of Speech on Campus
Sunday, February 26, 2017

What is it

In the last few years, conservatives and liberals alike have accused activists on college campuses of silencing contrary opinions. Many have argued—quite vociferously—that activists’ unwillingness to hear from people with opposing opinions endangers freedom of speech in higher education. But is there really an Orwellian threat to free speech on college campuses? Are activists’ demands for respect actually quashing freedom of thought? And when does one person’s freedom of speech impinge on another’s? John and Ken create a safe space for Greg Lukianoff, co-author of "The Coddling of the American Mind."

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Greg Lukianoff, Attorney and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

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Mohit Mookim and Jack Herrera

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