For Campus Free Speech

Bose, Purnima
Date Written:  2018-05-01
Publisher:  Against the Current
Year Published:  2018
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23327

Bose describes the right-wing incursion on universities and his troubled feelings about the climate of intellectual fear among some on the campus left. He elaborates on this by discussing the demands for speaking engagements for right-wing pundits to be cancelled.



Ironically, the reaction to intolerant and anti-intellectual speech ended up reproducing the very values it had sought to repudiate. No less a personage than the U.S. president weighed in and threatened government retaliation for the cancellation of Yiannopolous's appearance, tweeting: "If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view — NO FEDERAL FUNDS?"

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