We’re very pleased to announce that FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will be guest-blogging for influential legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy all week. Hot on the heels of the release of his new book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, and his op-ed last week in The New York Times, Greg will be discussing FIRE issues daily for the duration of the week.
Here’s Monday’s entry, in which Greg asks Volokh Conspiracy readers to discuss a few core questions contemplated by Unlearning Liberty. Greg concludes:
This all brings me to one of my goals for the week. I hope to be able to take advantage of The Volokh Conspiracy community’s collective genius and ask you, the readers, to analyze some of the theories I discuss in my new book. I have two questions for you:
1) If you do agree that we as a society have become too adept at using cheap dodges to avoid meaningful debate, what do you think the most common of these tactics are?
2) Do you think our colleges and universities are doing a good job of teaching students to avoid these easy outs, or are they in fact encouraging them?
Of course, if you don’t think the use of easy tactics to avoid debate is currently part of a societal trend, please let me know. I’m looking forward to your responses!
Come join the discussion!