Fighting Campus Speech Codes

It has always been ironic to me that those who started the "free speech" movement of the 60's have been in the forefront of clamping down on campus speech via speech codes.  The answer to this paradox was that the free speech movement was never about free speech, but about advancing a mostly Marxist point of view to the exclusion of all others.

FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has a nice roundup of work they have done to defend free speech on campuses in 2004.  Hat tip to Virginia Postrel.

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  1. bresslyn:

    Hello -- You might want to read the first chapter in a new book called Intelluctual Morons. It addresses this topic. It was quite eye-opening for me --

    Thanks --