Consequence of Academic Intolerance

(June 15, 2017) Although it has been obvious that decades of academic intolerance toward Confederate heritage eventually evolved into the current public movement toward censorship, yesterday’s Alexandria shooting demonstrates that academic tyranny against even more general diversity of opinions has spread to our society at large.

When alluding to earlier student violence at Berkeley and Middlebury College, which was motivated by the teachings of professors opposed to freedom of speech, Kevin Williams of The New Republic insightfully concluded:

The violence at Berkeley and Middlebury did not lead to the shooting in Alexandria—they are part of the same phenomenon.

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