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Free-Speech Advocates Are Not Trying to Silence Students

March 8, 2016

By Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic 

Last week, I surveyed the overwhelming evidence that free speech is threatened on campus. But I did not address a counterargument that uncharitable skeptics of that position keep repeating: that those who defend liberal values in higher education are really trying to silence or distract from students who speak out against racism.

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