So to Speak Podcast, 08/10/17

Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

“Last month, Fredrik deBoer wrote a piece for The Los Angeles Times arguing that recent efforts to shut down conservative speakers on campus have contributed to an environment where 58 percent of Republicans say colleges have a negative effect on the country. On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we ask deBoer how this distrust threatens the future of higher education, and why he believes his colleagues on ‘the left’ contribute to it. We also review common arguments against free speech, and deBoer explains how anti-communist purges targeting his grandfather sparked his early appreciation for academic freedom.” [various formats] (08/10/17)