Professors: Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity are Not Essential to Higher Education

November 22, 2023 1 min read

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Jonathan Turley
Jonathan Turley’s blog

Excerpt: In “The Indispensable Right,” I discuss how academics are now leading an anti-free speech movement on campuses that challenges the centrality (or even the necessity) of free speech protections in higher education. The latest such argument appeared this month in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Two Arizona State University professors — Richard Amesbury and Catherine O’Donnell — wrote that free speech concerns yield too much to the “right wing” and that free speech should not be given the protection currently afforded by universities and colleges. Indeed, they argue that free speech may be harming higher education by fostering “unworthy” ideas.

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Richard Miller
Richard Miller

December 22, 2023

Unfortunately, the CHRONICLE limits responses to 350 words.

(Chicago Grad)

https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/colleges-need-the-backbones-of-freedom-and-liberty

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