On May 22, 2018, the U. S. House of Representatives Government Reform and Oversight Committee examined the free speech crisis on college campuses. Since few universities do not receive federal funding, their interest is not inconsequential.
Topic: Middlebury College
Conservative scholar Charles Murray spoke at Middlebury College last year and was shouted down by protesters who claimed that the scholar was a fascist and racist because of some of his past writings on economics and society.
Several college professors, who are alumni of Middlebury College, criticized the college for failing to stand up for free speech.
None of the sixty-seven students who participated in the disruptive protest at Middlebury College will be expelled or suspended, but they will be placed on probation and other disciplinary measures, announced the college.
Middlebury College will punish thirty of their students for their role in disrupting a speech by AEI scholar Charles Murray.
The Daily Pennsylvanian criticized other student newspapers for not standing up for the freedom of speech in light of riots and protests at Cal-Berkeley and Middlebury College.
David French reminds us of how the media and academia ignore the true threat to democracy and peace: mob mentality perpetrated by the Left.
Even lifelong men and women on the Left are becoming concerned about the oppressive political climate on American college campuses. Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at the New York University’s Stern…
Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published at the Times of Israel. When Chester Evans Finn, Jr., a former United States Assistant Secretary of Education, observed in 1989 that university campuses had become “islands of…
Update: Murray’s lecture at Columbia University was peaceful and the socialists did not disrupt the speech, after all. Another possible debate and lecture disrupted by the Left, with the speaker being the American Enterprise Institute…