The February 2011 issue of the California Review, a conservative student journal at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), features an extensive interview with FIRE’s Vice President of Programs, Adam Kissel. Adam discusses some of the worst FIRE cases of the past five years, and analyzes a recent student media case at UCSD. When asked how students can show their support for free speech, Adam explains:
Exercising your rights is one of the best ways to demonstrate your support for them. Some of the noblest expressions of support, however, come from people who publicly support others’ right to express their views even while utterly despising those views. But a lot of people do not quite understand that acknowledging someone else’s right to speak does not end the debate—it begins the debate.
Check out the full interview on the California Review’‘s website. The interview begins on the front page, and continues on page 6.
Adam will also give a lecture about free speech at UCSD on March 4, in the Eleanor Roosevelt Room at Price Center West, beginning at 12:15 p.m. FIRE supporters in the San Diego area are encouraged to attend!