To Promote Free Speech on Campus, Lose the Piety
What is happening on the American campus? One could paint a futuristic image of university life in the United States in which anything resembling academic freedom, civility, and the tolerance of reason and free expression would be absent. I project this nightmare as someone who is responsible for an academic institution in the United States and is worried every day that something terrible might happen on campus.
Originally published: December 4, 2017
Author: Leon Botstein
Institution: Bard College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed