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Unlearning Liberty

AZYaateeh Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 9:46 PM
How do you know they were taught to think that? "Free speech" is a very counter-intuitive concept. Ialso happens to be one that most people in history would have said was only possible to people who were monstrously insincere, physical cowards, or both.

Author's Note: On Wednesday, October 24th, I will be debating liberal Rick Perlstein and libertarian Jim Harper at NC State University in Raleigh. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 pm in Dabney Hall.

Despite their feigned interest in tolerance, college campuses are among the most punitive and stifling environments in the country. Students are routinely punished for "offenses" ranging from penning mild satire to holding the wrong opinions on important social and political issues. One book, Unlearning Liberty, by Greg Lukianoff, documents these abuses better than any other that has been written since I joined the...