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Why does Washington State University Pay Campus Hecklers?

July 21, 2005

Here’s something else WSU students don’t find much of on the Pullman campus – freedom of speech. Hecklers who shout down speakers at WSU sometimes do so on tax dollars. Hitler used Nazi thugs called “Brown Shirts” to silence opponents as he sought power in pre-war Germany. Today at WSU, the people paying the hecklers are called “administrators... Download file "Why does Washington State University pay campus hecklers?"

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