Free Speech, ‘Civility,’ and How Universities are Getting Them Mixed Up

September 9, 2014

By Michael Hiltzik at Los Angeles Times

When someone in power praises the principle of free speech, it's wise to be on the lookout for weasel words. The phrase "I favor constructive criticism," is weaseling. So is, "You can express your views as long as they're respectful." In those examples, "constructive" and "respectful" are modifiers concealing that the speaker really doesn't favor free speech at all...

Schools: University of California, Berkeley