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November 11, 2015
Why Isn’t Yale As Radical as Mizzou?
University of Missouri students pulled all the right levers for structural change. Why hasn’t Yale done the same?
November 5, 2015
Feminism Needs More Thinkers Who Aren’t Right 100 Percent of the Time
Feminists like Germaine Greer should be valued for what they get right, rather than banned for what they get wrong.
October 8, 2015
Major Report Exposes Insidious Campaign Against Pro-Palestine Activists on US Campuses
Universities often face overwhelming, disproportionate pressure from powerful donors to censor the speech of professors and students.
August 13, 2015
How Ukraine’s New Memory Commissar Is Controlling the Nation’s Past
Volodymyr Viatrovych was the driving force behind new laws that restrict free speech and regulate how history is written.
August 11, 2015
Steven Salaita, Professor Fired for ‘Uncivil’ Tweets, Vindicated in Federal Court
A federal judge has allowed his lawsuit against the University of Illinois to proceed, and the chancellor who rescinded his appointment last year has resigned amid an ethics investigation.
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August 6, 2015
Narco-Terror Has Come to Mexico City
The murders of photojournalist Rubén Espinosa and activist Nadia Vera Pérez are only the latest in a string of deaths connected to the state of Veracruz.
July 27, 2015
A Traitor Who Writes
Chinese novelist Yan Lianke on censorship and the dream of getting published without writing drivel.
July 8, 2015
What Is Scott Walker Trying to Hide?
As the Wisconsin governor prepares to announce his candidacy for president, his office admits involvement in an attempt to gut open-records laws.
July 2, 2015
This Professor Was Fired for Saying ‘Fuck No’ in Class
The misuse of sexual-harassment policies by pusillanimous college administrators is creating a campus panic.
June 29, 2015
Can Tunisia’s Democracy Survive Terrorism?
Some Tunisians fear that the government’s proposed solution to deal with violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 revolution.