Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

Greg Lukianoff


For over a new release, stunning situations of censorship at America’s faculties and universities have taught scholars the incorrect classes approximately dwelling in a unfastened society. Drawing on a decade of expertise combating for freedom of speech on campus, First modification legal professional Greg Lukianoff unearths how larger schooling fails to educate scholars to turn into severe thinkers: via stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, selling groupthink, and inspiring an unscholarly walk in the park approximately advanced issues.

Lukianoff walks readers throughout the lifetime of a modern day collage scholar, from orientation to the tip of freshman 12 months. via this lens, he describes startling violations of unfastened speech rights: a pupil in Indiana punished for publicly interpreting a e-book, a pupil in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment college he published on fb, scholars at Yale banned from placing an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T blouse, and scholars around the state corralled into tiny “free speech zones” after they desired to show their views.

But Lukianoff is going extra, demonstrating how this tradition of censorship is bleeding into the bigger society. As he explores public controversies related to Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, invoice Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers—even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart—Lukianoff paints a stark photo of our skill as a kingdom to debate vital concerns rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the top of yank Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today’s campus threatens the liberty of each citizen and makes us all a bit of bit dumber.

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