Day: September 4, 2014

Why “Global Citizenship” is Flawed

The Witherspoon Institute Within a few years of the September 11 attacks, anyone on a university campus could observe the steady growth of programs and institutes promoting global citizenship. By 2009, a number of my students on a study-abroad trip to the Middle East preferred to be known as global citizens rather than Americans. President Obama, […]

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‘Intellectual comfort’ and the Struggle for Free Speech

The fight for free speech is growing ever more urgent, argues Greg Lukianoff in Freedom from Speech, his new Encounter Broadside. Lukianoff, the President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and a frequent contributor to Minding the Campus, suggests that the trend of censoring “offensive” content exists on a stage broader than […]

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