Why Free Speech on Campus is Not As Simple As Everyone Thinks

March 23, 2015

By Daniel W. Drezner at The Washington Post

In most of my introductory lectures where I teach, after going through the syllabus and other requisite first-day-of-class matters, I often say a variant of the following:

By the way, if I say something during this class that offends your belief system, or contradicts ideas you believe to be true, or otherwise makes you uncomfortable, well, I really don’t give a s**t. You’re at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. If your core beliefs haven’t been challenged at least once during your time here, then you’re not doing it right...

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