- Thu May 13, 2021 10:37 pm
As many have pointed out, the examples of "censorship" cited in the papers this week are not exactly the thought police.
Bunch of lecturers sign an open letter objecting to someone speaking on campus. Speech was not cancelled.
University staff and owners of a university building agree to rename it.
Holocaust deniers and neo-nazi punks don't come onto campus to debate, but to recruit. Freedom of speech is being taken to mean immunity from criticism. If people feel "chilled" by the reaction of their colleagues to their opinions, maybe they should consider their opinions and the possibility that they might be arseholes.
In the case of academics, how do these fuckers cope with peer review?
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