American Elephants

The Harvard Bait and Switch; Harvey Silverglate by The Elephant's Child

Harvey Silverglate is a Liberal, but the old-fashioned kind of Liberal. And he cares passionately about free speech. So passionately indeed, that he was a co-founder of the  Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), that admirable organization that fights speech codes and the growing tendency of colleges and universities to demand that “You Can’t Say That!” Our Citadels of Learning insist that they want to teach critical thinking, but you certainly aren’t entitled to disagree.


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