Editorial: UC makes right call on free speech

Indeed, the recent crop of speakers and their supporters have at times seemed more eager to be refused than to be accommodated — and to therefore have the opportunity to accuse UC Berkeley of being a liberal echo chamber that has drifted a long way from the days when the Free Speech Movement began there. The Berkeley Republicans’ habit of demanding a particular date, time and venue without consulting the administration makes the university’s job more difficult. So do left-wing protesters threatening and carrying out violence, necessitating heightened security measures. If all the student group and its guests are looking for is a cancellation and a headline, maintaining an open campus will only serve to call their bluff.

Read full article [here].
by The Editorial Board, The San Francisco Chronicle.

Leave a Reply