The ‘Right’ to Disrupt Free Speech on Campus Doesn’t Exist

When students (and others) disrupt events where speakers are trying to make arguments they dislike, they say that their conduct is justified. Most commonly, the disrupters maintain that they are merely preventing “hate speech,” which allegedly doesn’t enjoy the protection of the First Amendment. Therefore, they are perfectly free to keep such speakers from being … Continue reading “The ‘Right’ to Disrupt Free Speech on Campus Doesn’t Exist”


The Contemporary Relevance of A Poem on the Underground Wall

The last train is nearly due The underground is closing soon And in the dark deserted station Restless in anticipation A man waits in the shadows On my return to Georgetown’s campus this fall, I was greeted with the following broadcast e-mail message dated September 6: Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community, We write … Continue reading “The Contemporary Relevance of A Poem on the Underground Wall


New Diversity Initiatives Hurt the University of Wisconsin’s Campus Climate

At the school where I taught for almost 35 years, the University of Wisconsin—Madison, campus leaders continue their rush to respond to the BlackOut demands put forth by black student leaders last spring. As at many other universities in recent years, the administration has chosen to placate student radicals in ways that balkanize the campus … Continue reading “New Diversity Initiatives Hurt the University of Wisconsin’s Campus Climate”


UNC gays define ‘perversion’: Codes that protect white, heterosexual males, too

RALEIGH— Homosexual activists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are circulating a petition to stop “a perversion of anti-discrimination codes.” The perversion? Such codes might actually be used to protect a “white, heterosexual, [C]hristian male,” too. Egad!