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Americans are forever on the lookout for institutions that can threaten their most cherished right — that of free speech. But even the most paranoid among us would not think that the place where the freedom of speech is suppressed the most is actually somewhere that should be heavily invested in protecting it: college campuses. According to Sohrab Ahmari writing for The Wall Street Journal, the modern university is “the most authoritarian institution” in the country today...