Sophistry for Snowflakes

, Malcolm A. Kline, 1 Comment

An assistant professor of English spends over a thousand words in defense of students who would deny conservatives their first amendment rights.

“When we reduce such incidents to mere matters of students ‘taking offense,’ we effectively silence the substantive speech of these students,” Aaron R. Hanlon writes in the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). “In this way the very rhetorical framing of the ‘offended student,’ ostensibly in the name of ‘free speech’ concerns, is itself a silencing tactic.” If so, the ensuing silence is deafening.