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FIRE president on the death of parody

By October 12, 2006

Harvey Silverglate, '67 graduate of HLS and co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc (FIRE), spoke with members of the Harvard Law Republicans on the death of parody at Harvard Law School last Thursday. Silverglate's new book, The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses, details the rise of "self-appointed 'progressives' who seek to enforce moral and political orthodoxies through abuse and coercion rather than reason." Although Silverglate's legal work ranges from criminal defense to general civil liberties, he has specialized in student rights law since serving as counsel to students charged with taking over a Harvard University building during an anti-war demonstration in 1969... Download file "FIRE president on the death of parody"