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Campus Censorship Breeds Societal Dysfunction

January 16, 2013

You can say things in Harvard Square that you can’t say in Harvard Yard. As both a long-time resident of the Harvard Square area of CambridgeMassachusetts, and a 1967 graduate of Harvard Law School, this has been my semi-facetious but all-too-true mantra criticizing the sorry state of free speech and free thought at Harvard. And, alas, Harvard is not unique. At the overwhelming majority of colleges and universities throughout the country, merely voicing an unpopular opinion (or beingcritical of the campus administration) can easily cause a student, or even a faculty member, serious difficulty with the campus disciplinary tribunals...