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Disinvitation Season, Free Speech, and Unlearning Liberty

By March 10, 2014

by Greg Lukianoff at The Huffington Post

Every year around commencement time my organization, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), gets ready for what we call "disinvitation season." That is the time, usually early in the spring, when students and faculty get together to demand that an invited guest speaker--usually a commencement speaker--be disinvited, because the students or faculty members disagree with something that speaker did, said, or believes...