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Dennis W. Johnson
Universities are usually considered bastion of the free exchange of ideas, but a recent tide of demonstrations across college campuses has called this belief into question, and with serious consequences. Such a wave of protests hasn’t been seen since the campus free speech demonstrations of the 1960s, yet this time it is the political Left calling for restrictions on campus speech and freedom. And, as Jonathan Zimmerman suggests, recent campus controversies have pitted free speech against social justice ideals. The language of trauma and psychology dominated campus politics, marking another important departure from prior eras. This trend reflects an increased awareness of mental health in American society, but... Read more...