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From No Platform to Safe Space: A Crisis of Enlightenment

  • Brendan O’Neill

Abstract

The academy is in crisis. On British and American campuses, a culture of intellectual caution has taken hold. Where once universities were sites of intellectual daring, spaces in which young adults could develop their understanding of the world and their moral autonomy, now they too often resemble kindergartens for grown-ups. They devote almost as much energy to protecting students from ‘harmful’ ideas as they do to encouraging students to open their eyes to new ways of understanding the world.

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Free Speech Safe Space Speech Code Political Correctness Hate Speech 
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