The Gravest Threats to Campus Speech Come From States, Not Students
America is facing a fundamental threat, and it echoes a dark past.
In 1633, Galileo was forced to renounce the “false opinion” that the Earth circled the sun since it collided with the prevailing beliefs of the Catholic Church.
Shortly after publication in 1859, Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” was banned from the library of Trinity College, where he had been a student.
Originally published: April 21, 2023
Author: Christina Paxson
Institution: Brown University
Published by: The New York Times