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Hooray! My university sends letter to incoming students decrying safe spaces and trigger warnings, promoting free speech, and refusing to cancel controversial speakers

I’m not much of a jingoist: I don’t root for America in the Olympics, I don’t favor my home-town sports teams, and, although I like the University of Chicago, which has treated me very well, I don’t go around touting it as The Best School in the World. 720 more words

Freedom Of Expression

Does the University of Chicago Really Protect Free Expression?


It’s praiseworthy that the University of Chicago has announced to its students a “commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression.” But there is a problem: in this announcement, the University actually calls for limiting freedom of expression, and University of Chicago policies also severely limit free inquiry and student rights. 1,444 more words

Academic Freedom

Old China has disappeared

I have just come back from holiday in China where I travelled over 2000 miles in 15 days. Our trip took in Beijing, Xian (Terracotta Warriors), Chengdu (Pandas), Guilin (scenery), and Hong Kong and we travelled by air, train and coach. 1,153 more words


Liberté, égalité, fraternité

French authorities continue to trample on religious freedom

French police have forced a sunbathing woman to strip on a Nice beach following a recent ban on the… 433 more words

Law And Politics

An Aside from the Series: Online Symposium on Academic Freedom in Turkey, 25th August

Academic Freedom and the Turkish Turmoil: Symposium on Academic Freedom in Turkey.


The symposium will be held on Thursday, 25 August, 2016, at 13-17 in the lecture hall Porthania II (Yliopistonkatu 3) in Helsinki. 129 more words

German Rape Tattoos

Berlin, we have a problem¹! Or not. So rub on your tattoo (or put on your safety-pin, bracelet or mittens) and just slide your wet, sexy, teenage, female body into your favourite skimpy bikini, and freely go to a German public swimming pool. 66 more words

Freedom Of Speech

Hugh Mungus, Monty Python & BLM Fascists

I don’t know why I liked this so much. Was it the earnest fascism of the SJW, or the fascistic earnestness? I’m not sure. A journalist or videographer or reporter or some such thing called Zarna Joshi was at an interview session after a Seattle City Council meeting that was discussing the merits of building a new police station. 330 more words

Freedom Of Speech