“I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or if they try, they will shortly be out of office.”
― Milton Friedman

“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Well done, Fighting Illini!

A hopeful sign from the University of Illinois.

University of Illinois cracks down on 'heckler's veto'
—Adam Sabes
“An unyielding allegiance to freedom of speech—even controversial, contentious, and unpopular speech—is indispensable to developing the analytical and communication skills of our students and empowering all members of our university communities to be active and informed citizens,” the document asserts before outlining measures designed to safeguard that freedom.
It will be interesting to see how well this is applied.

While we're talking about free speech on campus, the blogroll sites under "Academia" are worthy of your attention. Don't miss Heterodox Academy.

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