Greg Lukianoff on Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

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Unlearning Liberty

In the year and a half since he handed in the final draft of Unlearning Liberty, writes Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, an amazing number of developments have taken place on and off campus regarding the free speech rights of college students and faculty. While some of them have been positive, several have been deeply disturbing to those who care about the future of free speech. Three areas demand special attention: first, some significant legal wins, and one loss, for free speech on campus; second, an attempt by the federal government to redefine harassment so broadly as to place every speaker at risk; and third, troubling new evidence on the decline in respect for free speech.