PERSPECTIVES: “A Campus Culture Committed to Discourse, Argument, and Lack of Deference”

Says Robert Zimmer, president of the U. of Chicago since 2006. NYT’s Bret Stephens calls Zimmer ‘America’s Best President.’ Says Stephens why: “If you can’t speak freely, you’ll quickly lose the ability to think clearly. Your ideas will be built on a pile of assumptions you’ve never examined for yourself and may thus be unable to defend yourself from radical challenges. You will be unable to test an original thought for fear that it might be labeled an offensive one. You will succumb to a form of Orwellian double-think without even having the excuse of living in physical terror of doing otherwise.” More here.

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