This final section features readings relating to current free speech controversies on university campuses, both in America and abroad.
Arguments are presented on both sides of the question, from critiques of political correctness, to arguments holding that academic freedom must be forsaken in the name of “academic justice.” This section gives readers a feeling for the state of the debate as it exists on college campuses today.
- Joanna Williams, “Teaching Students to Fear Free Speech,” Spiked 12/9/2013
- Joanna Williams, “Teaching Students not to Think,” Spiked 1/6/2014
- Sandra Y.L. Korn, “The Doctrine of Academic Freedom” Harvard Crimson, February 18, 2014
- Eric Posner, “Universities are Right—and Within Their Rights—to Crack Down on Speech and Behavior,” Slate 2/12/2015
- Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” The Atlantic, September 2015