FIRE’s Robert Shibley has a new post for College Insurrection addressing recent comments made by University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler in favor of the arrest of the alleged director of the anti-Islamic film that has inflamed tensions in the Middle East. Earlier this week, in an op-ed for USA Today, Butler defended that argument while at the same time posturing herself as a strong supporter of the First Amendment. After all, she explained, "If there is anyone who values free speech, it is a tenured professor!"
Unfortunately, as Robert’s article details, Butler’s position as a tenured professor doesn’t give her quite the understanding of free speech one would hope for. Read more at College Insurrection!