Saturday, September 29, 2007

Free Speech is a Messy Affair

Among Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Andrew Meyer and Lawrence Summers, the world has been treated recently to a carnival of free expression as our most treasured right was exercised on university campuses.

Or wasn't. Depending.

Three individuals trying to exercise freedom of speech in three different university environments with three different results. The one with the greatest credibility (Summers) was censored. The one whose regime restricts academic freedom and imposes censorship was given a forum. The one whose participation in the free speech experiment arguably counts the most -- the student -- was physically punished.

Read more here.

1 Comments:

At 9/30/2007 7:46 AM, Blogger juandos said...

The argument that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should be able to enjoy the fruits of free speech on a taxpayer partially funded campus is in my opinion beyond inane...

The pathological little clown isn't even an American citizen...

 

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