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Alan Kors on Speech Codes, Libertarianism, And the Case for the Humanities

September 11, 2012

"I guarantee you," Alan Charles Kors tells Nick Gillespie, "that Reason published on a campus would be defunded and that you'd be up on harassment charges every other week."

Kors knows what he's talking about. As the Henry Charles Lea Professor of European Historyat the University of Pennsylvania and the co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), he has long agitated against repressive speech codes at the nation's colleges and universities. Along with co-author (and fellow FIRE co-founder) Harvey Silverglate, Kors made a book-length case in the 1999 polemic The Shadow University...

Schools: University of Pennsylvania