Teaching public universities about free speech

In his famous 1954 defense of free speech, journalist Edward R. Murrow declared “We are not descended from fearful men—not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.”

Murrow’s statement embodies the critical role free speech and free thought play in our society. But, unfortunately, many of our public institutions still regularly attempt to tamp down our free speech rights. Perhaps nowhere is this anti-free speech mentality more true than on increasingly censorious college campuses …

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