Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Eradicating the unspoken 

At Gonzaga University, College Republicans who were bringing Daniel Flynn to speak on his book Why the Left Hates America were told they could not use the word "hate" in their flyers. Through the work of FIRE, though, the president of the university has intervened to rescind a disciplinary letter and educating his staff on free speech. As FIRE's Greg Lukianoff points out,
It is a dark day when universities in a free society start banning everyday words. In this context, it is especially bizarre. You can't very well eradicate 'hate'�as some administrators claim they are determined to do�if you can't even utter the word.