Censorship and "Unlearning Liberty" at College

"The...idea that if you just let people talk, it will be this pit of racist pandemonium...is sort of childish and it oversimplifies. But it is a great justification for having a lot of power over speech," says Greg Lukianoff, the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Lukianoff spoke with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie about his new book Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, where he details the slow and steady withering of free expression on America's college campuses.

In some ways, the modern on-campus free-speech movement dates back to 1993's "water buffalo incident" at the University of Pennsylvania, where a student was brought up on racial harassment charges for using the term "water buffalo" as an insult."

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