Free speech suppression is alive and well within American academia
Professors are increasingly censored by their institutions, journals, and publishers when they express opinions that threaten the progressive orthodoxy ruling higher education.
In the book “Too Risky to Publish: Free Speech and Universities,” the publishers essentially describe the content as follows:
[Traditionally, our society has broadly agreed that the good university” should teach the intellectual skills students need to become citizens who are intelligently critical of their own beliefs and the narratives presented by politicians, society, the media, and, indeed, universities themselves.
The freedom to debate is essential to critical thought development, but on university campuses today, free speech is increasingly restricted for fear of causing “offense.” In this daring and intrepid book, which was initially withdrawn from publication by another publisher but is now proudly presented by Academica Press, the famous intelligence researcher James R. Flynn presents the underlying factors that have circumscribed the range of ideas now tolerated in our institutions of learning.
Flynn studiously examines how universities effectively censor teaching, how social and political activism effectively censors its opponents, and how academics censor themselves and each other. A Book Too Risky To Publish concludes that few universities are now living up to their original mission to promote free inquiry and unfettered critical thought. In an age marred by fake news and ever-increasing social and political polarization, this book makes a passionate argument for a return to critical thinking in our institutions of higher education.]
Academia, operating mostly out of fear from liberal condemnation, has declared war on anyone who does not believe and openly expresses that a huge swath of Americans (Mostly white conservatives) are racists, proponents of capitalism, or American traditionalism supporters. They are willing to censor and punish anyone who disagrees. In the academic setting, the real victims, of course, are the students.
For example, “Los Angeles parents who send their children to Harvard-Westlake, the most prestigious private school in the city, are worried that the school is teaching students that capitalism is evil and the students are lectured about the demonization of capitalism.
Parents say their children are afraid to speak up in class. Most of all, they worry that the school’s new plan to become an anti-racist institution—unveiled this July, in a 20-page document—is making their kids fixate on race and attach importance to it in ways that strike them as grotesque.
‘They make my son feel like a racist because of his skin’s pigmentation, one mother says.
Born in a Communist nation, one private school parent tells me: ‘I came to this country escaping the very same fear of retaliation that now my own child feels.’
Another says, ‘It’s the fear of social shaming. If you publish my name, it will ruin my life. People would attack me for even questioning this ideology. I don’t even want people knowing I’m a capitalist,'” Source: City Journal.
Are you worried about free speech suppression in our colleges and universities across the nation? You should be.
Free speech suppression is alive and well within American academia. On the one hand, professors are increasingly censored by their institutions, journals, and publishers when expressing opinions that threaten the progressive orthodoxy ruling higher education. On the other hand, and because of this constant danger, academics self-censor their own speech and work to protect their reputations and livelihoods. It’s a vicious cycle that continues to cripple free speech and intellectual diversity within academe. Source Unknown
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