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The Modern University

Problems of Free Speech in the Modern University

In my last post, I discussed the nature of free speech as it applied to the university. The modern university has several problems in this area. One of these problems is created by hate speech legislation and rules. While we all know that racism and anti-Semitism are false, the right to free speech does include the right to espouse these kinds of opinions. The best way to defeat racist opinions is...

Ideology and the Modern University

In my last posts, I have discussed a number of problems in the modern university. Ideology is much different from these things. An ideology is a belief or system of beliefs that does not promote itself solely by argument. They do not belong in universities, nor should they influence universities. Ideology is present in modern universities in three ways: it opposes the expressions of certain opinio...