Free Speech and Hate Speech
Yonatan Zunger
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Nice discourse in the rarified atmosphere of theory. How about bringing it earth for us mortals.

Apply your arguments to the speech codes and practices on our campuses, please. What effect have the punishments meted out to students for a laundry list of banned words, or the disinvitations and violent shout-downs of designated “haters” drummed off the podiums?

Address, if you would, the commonplace tactic advocated by Saul Alinsky and employed by the Left ad nauseum of making phony accusations of racism. As Alinsky noted, the charge cannot be undone or disproved, and any attempt to do so validates the accusation.

I would say the “marketplace of ideas” today is in a sorry state indeed.