NY Times – November 12, 2015
This article discusses the dangers of speaking out against issues
“SOME of the most potent threats to free speech these days come not from our government or corporations, but from our citizenry. Pitched battles being waged at Yale and the University of Missouri pit speech versus speech in a contest of who and what is entitled to be heard. These are only the latest examples: In recent years speakers have been disinvited, campus events disrupted and activists threatened for speaking their minds.
The passions are authentic and the debates matter. But proponents of social and racial justice and free speech advocates are talking past one another, fueling mutual frustrations. Rather than a casualty of the drive to counter racism on campus, the defense of free speech is essential to it.”