Monday, February 22, 2010

"Free speech for me but not for thee"

College campuses are a hotbed of intolerance though they would proclaim otherwise. Truth is, many are tolerant of those who share their beliefs but loudly intolerant of those with differing views. Dr. Richard Cravatts relays incidences of lack of civility and free speech in FrontPageMag:

Of the many intellectual perversions currently taking root on college campuses, perhaps none is more contradictory to what should be one of higher education’s core values than the suppression of free speech. With alarming regularity, speakers are shouted down, booed, jeered, and barrage with vitriol, all at the hands of groups who give lip service the notion of academic free speech, and who demand it when their speech is at issue, but have no interest in listening to, or letting others listen to, ideas that contradict their own world view.
These loud mouths should be escorted from the premises and, indeed, their intimidating tactics on some campuses have led to expulsion or arrest. Read Dr. Cravatts' entire article here.

Dr. Cravatts, director of Boston University’s Program in Publishing, knows his subject matter. He recently finished a book about the world-wide assault on Israel taking place on college campuses, “Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel."

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