The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run
Combating repressive, anti-free-speech cliches just got a little easier.
On Friday, Todd Krainin and I posted a video rebutting popular cliches that are used to attack free speech. The video is based on a powerful piece in The Los Angeles Times by lawyer and blogger Ken White of Popehat.
In the short time the video went live, other stories have emerged that underscore how free speech is always under attack and in need of defending. Check out Matt Welch’s post about a recent Vice documentary about the situation at Evergreen State College, where a progressive professor came under attack for criticizing a “Day of Absence” during which whites would not be welcome campus. From Welch’s post:
This piece came out concurrently with a big Commentarysymposium (to which I contributed) on whether free speech is under threat in the United States. Mypost was originally published on this site