Freedom from Speech by Greg Lukianoff
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
This is a surreal time for freedom of speech. While the legal protections of the First Amendment remain strong, the culture is obsessed with punishing individuals for allegedly offensive utterances. And academia already an institution in which free speech is in decline has grown still more intolerant, with high-profile disinvitation” efforts against well-known speakers and demands for professors to provide trigger warnings” in class. In this Broadside, Greg Lukianoff argues that the threats to free speech go well beyond political correctness or liberal groupthink.