4 Challenges to Free Speech in Academe

Free speech in American higher education was sorely tested by three bizarre events in the waning days of September and another incident in early October. Each one has potentially grave implications for free expression and academic freedom, and thus merits closer scrutiny.

The first event was the extension, then withdrawal and eventual reinstatement, of an offer of a deanship at the University of California to an outspoken scholar of constitutional law. The second was the lecture given