The war on intellectual freedom: How political correctness morphed into a monster


From Denyse O’Leary at MercatorNet:

… In short, violent outbreaks on campus are not the outcome of kids acting out! Quite the contrary, they are the outcome of kids acting out the values that they have been absorbing over the past fifty years from increasingly illiberal teachers.

… Take note that the new approach to intellectual freedom does not permit anyone to just mind their own business. Even silence can be violence…

…One of two things will happen if universities continue to make themselves enemies of intellectual freedom and free speech. Either our intellectual life will rot or it will find a home other than the university. In the age of the internet, many are now exploring alternatives. More.

This is the first of a five-part series.

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