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Working together to liberate the quad

November 11, 2012

His first book, "Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate," is an impassioned plea for robust, unrestrained speech in higher education.

"I find something very sad about the fact that I'm constantly asked, 'How can you defend them if you're not one of them?' I think we've regressed to a very unprincipled, polarized level of discourse if it puzzles people that a person who is not a believer would defend the rights of evangelical Christians," says Lukianoff from his Brooklyn home. "We're just so polarized right now that people have a hard time understanding a group like FIRE, where you actually see people who vote for different candidates and come from different backgrounds working together...