The Free Speech Crisis on Campus Is Worse than People Think


If you're shocked by events like those at Sarah Lawrence College, you probably have a moral framework very different from that of the activists. Whether you're hostile to the activists, believing they're loathsome or ridiculous, or sympathetic to them, believing they're well-meaning but misguided, you're failing to grasp this important shift.

Simply condemning them, or worse, calling them names or trying to trigger them, won't help anything. Neither will simply ignoring them until things get out of hand, as at Sarah Lawrence University. If you want to save the academy, you'll need to start by offering an alternative moral vision.