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Campus Culture Wars

  1. There Have Been So Many Bad Lefty Free-Speech Takes LatelyJust because the right and the alt-right make silly, hypocritical arguments about free speech doesn’t mean those on the left should follow suit.
  2. Yes, I’m Dependent on WeedAnd perfectly happy to be so.
  3. Is the U.S. Declining Because Americans Abandoned ‘Bourgeois Values’?A controversial Penn law professor thinks so, and in an interview she explains why.
  4. Title IX Enforcement Is Such a Mess Right NowThe most recent bizarre Title IX case involves a student whose university told her, despite her protestations otherwise, that she was a victim.
  5. Stop Telling College Students Free Speech Is Traumatizing ThemIf you tell students over and over and over again that certain types of speech are harming them, don’t be surprised when they feel harmed.
  6. What If College Students Have the Same Views on Free Speech As Everyone Else?A new survey highlights the lack of good empirical evidence to suggest that college students are the free-speech enemies many suppose them to be.
  7. Milo Yiannopoulos Just Got $12 Million to Troll More LiberalsThere’s a strong case to be made that he got his new gig because he’s figured out how to get college campuses to riot.
  8. Fordham University Shows Why Liberals Should Fight for Campus Free SpeechThe school’s attempts to squelch pro-Palestinian advocacy show what happens to liberal causes where free-speech norms are weak.
  9. This Is What Milo Yiannopoulos WantsMilo Yiannopoulos desperately wants to be seen as “dangerous.” Thanks to some recent protests at schools hosting him, the label is starting to fit.
  10. Attacking Free Speech Is the Wrong Way to Counter Campus Anti-SemitismA new bipartisan bill designed to respond to anti-Semitic hate has some seriously problematic components from a free-speech perspective.
  11. A Communist NYU Professor Says He Got Ousted for Mocking Political CorrectnessThis is a particularly zany example of the annoying campus-culture skirmishes popping up around the country.
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    Colleges Are Defining ‘Microaggressions’ Really BroadlyShould administrators get involved when a student says “America is a land of opportunity”?