All Campus Free Speech Is Acceptable - Except About Islam

As yet more evidence that American campuses have become, in Abigail Thernstrom's apt description, "islands of repression in a sea of freedom," St. Louis University has demonstrated that that free speech on campuses begins and ends according to how well that speech conforms to existing political orthodoxies. The University's College Republicans and Young America's Foundation had invited conservative author David Horowitz  to deliver a speech entitled, "An Evening with David Horowitz: Islamo-Fascism Awareness and Civil Rights," and university administrators, once again choosing to avoid a close examination of radical Islam, cancelled Horowitz's planned appearance.What St. Louis University's administration has done here is essentially to exercise the "heckler's veto," shutting down speech with which it does not agree, or which is feels is too controversial for certain protected minorities on campus; but ominously, and in seeming contradiction to the...(Read Full Article)

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