Friday, June 19, 2020

Assault on open speech is an attack on America

Tom Cotton is seen.

There are two sides in the defining fight ripping America apart, and they aren't Republicans and Democrats. The fight is between those who believe that open speech is essential to preserving the nation and those who believe in narrowing the debate and favor cultural erasure.

For years, we have lamented an alarming trend on college campuses in which students have bullied administrators into creating safe spaces by disinviting college speakers who challenge their worldview and issuing "trigger warnings" on books they dislike. Now, America is turning into the Oberlin College campus.

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