Free Speech at Berkeley—So Long as It’s ‘Civil’

September 8, 2014

By Greg Lukianoff at The Wall Street Journal

This fall the University of California at Berkeley is marking the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement that famously roiled the campus during the 1964-65 school year. What a difference a half-century makes. On Friday Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent a message to Berkeley faculty, staff and students titled "Civility and Free Speech" that was at best a lukewarm defense of the First Amendment rights that those long-ago students passionately sought with protests and sit-ins because political speech was restricted on campus...