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The Resource Speak freely : why universities must defend free speech, Keith E. Whittington

Speak freely : why universities must defend free speech, Keith E. Whittington

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Speak freely : why universities must defend free speech
Title
Speak freely : why universities must defend free speech
Statement of responsibility
Keith E. Whittington
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Language
eng
Summary
"Free speech is under attack at colleges and universities today, with critics on and off campus challenging the value of open inquiry and freewheeling intellectual debate. Too often speakers are shouted down, professors are threatened, and classes are disrupted. In Speak Freely, Keith Whittington argues that universities must protect and encourage free speech because vigorous free speech is the lifeblood of the university. Without free speech, a university cannot fulfill its most basic, fundamental, and essential purposes, including fostering freedom of thought, ideological diversity, and tolerance. Examining such hot-button issues as trigger warnings, safe spaces, hate speech, disruptive protests, speaker disinvitations, the use of social media by faculty, and academic politics, Speak Freely describes the dangers of empowering campus censors to limit speech and enforce orthodoxy. It explains why free speech and civil discourse are at the heart of the university's mission of creating and nurturing an open and diverse community dedicated to learning. It shows why universities must make space for voices from both the left and right. And it points out how better understanding why the university lives or dies by free speech can help guide everyone--including students, faculty, administrators, and alumni--when faced with difficult challenges such as unpopular, hateful, or dangerous speech. Timely and vitally important, Speak Freely demonstrates why universities can succeed only by fostering more free speech, more free thought--and a greater tolerance for both."--Inside jacket flap
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YDX
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Whittington, Keith E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New forum books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Academic freedom
  • Freedom of speech
  • Education, Higher
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Speak freely : why universities must defend free speech, Keith E. Whittington
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic notes (pages 181-198) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780691181608
Lccn
2017958751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14954452
System control number
(OCoLC)1009182315
Label
Speak freely : why universities must defend free speech, Keith E. Whittington
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic notes (pages 181-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780691181608
Lccn
2017958751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14954452
System control number
(OCoLC)1009182315

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