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Video: Is the least free place in America … a college campus?

posted at 2:03 pm on January 30, 2014 by

You can have political correctness and have it enforced by college administrators, or you can have free speech. You cannot have both, as FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff explains in the latest Prager University course, “The Least Free Place in America.” Where else in America would you find “free speech zones,” after all?

Question: Which American institution—one that prides itself on being open, democratic, and diverse—punishes its members severely for offering unpopular opinions, while it offers them a very narrow, limited worldview? Answer: Universities. Once the vanguard of open debate and free speech, colleges have become a place where alternative thinking goes to die. Students who speak out on behalf of traditional American ideals, unfortunately, are often silenced by college administrators. Learn how the college campus, a place that should be an intellectual melting pot, has turned into anything but, violating the rights of those who have alternate opinions.

Greg will appear on today’s Ed Morrissey Show, which starts at 4 ET, to discuss this further, as well as his new book Unlearning Liberty. Join us!

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Of course it’s the least free. Leftist are all about control.

Clark1 on January 30, 2014 at 2:32 PM

If you are not majoring in science, business or engineering why go to college?

celtic warrior on January 30, 2014 at 2:48 PM

As Kate, at SmallDeadAnimals so frequently says:

What’s the opposite of diversity? University!

iurockhead on January 30, 2014 at 2:57 PM

If you are not majoring in science, business or engineering why go to college?

celtic warrior on January 30, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Outside of those majors, I’d guess it’s for ready access to lots of pot, beer, and easy flukers willing to use their free contraceptives with anyone….

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Concentrated areas of progtards are least free?

*faints*

Murphy9 on January 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Least free and very expensive.

Flange on January 30, 2014 at 5:27 PM

And in debt for the privilege.

MT on January 30, 2014 at 7:32 PM

…thought Nazi’s!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2014 at 11:51 PM