Prager University Condemns Colleges’ Assaults on Free Speech

February 3, 2014

by Christian Toto at Breitbart

Greg Lukianoff says stand-up comics often complain about performing before college students.

The comics tell Lukianoff, president at the nonpartisan Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), that campus speech codes prevent them from using their “A” material.

The consequences of diminished speech on college campuses are far more important than a watered down comedy set.

“It hurts the way we talk to each other and trains people to talk just to the people they agree with,” he tells Breitbart News, adding it gives Americans poor intellectual habits.

Lukianoff details both the problem and its ramifications in the new Prager Universitycourse The Least Free Place in America. The course, roughly five minutes in length like other Prager selections, checks off some of the most egregious examples of speech violations on American campuses...