Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Campus Speech Codes
Mark A. Rose has a good summation of recent works aimed at campus speech codes on Right Minded. I have long been involved in the fight against campus speech codes, mostly at The University of Tennessee (much to my avail, as those in charge of advising the SGA on campus were dangerously ignorant on the subject but fascist enough to support a speech code), but also through the works of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. David French is their current president, and I regularly corresponded with their past president, Thor Halverson. One of the men who started FIRE is Alan Charles Kors, who, with Harvey Silverglate, authored one of the books that led to my gravitation towards the law, "The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses." It's great to see that some people are still watching the liberals campuses, because that is a place that conservatives can't afford to lose any more ground.