IF US CAMPUSES CAN’T PROTECT FREE SPEECH, THEY NEED NEW MANAGEMENT

[4/21/17]  Berkeley this week canceled an April 27 Ann Coulter speech, fearing riots. This lunacy will only grow until colleges start standing up decisively for free speech.

The school is trying to negotiate a new date, venue and ground rules with the group that invited her, but so far has failed.



Its worry is obvious: Masked, rock-throwing thugs prevented a February speech by Milo Yiannopoulos. And the area saw 20 arrests last weekend as extremists of left and right battled in the streets.

But the answer to disorder is order: Put on extra security; keep non-students far from the campus event — and have the police trained and ready for trouble.



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