New FIRE Video: Wendy Kaminer on Free Speech, Civility, and Anti-Bullying Laws
December 28, 2012
FIRE's latest video features author, Atlantic columnist, and FIRE Board of Advisors member Wendy Kaminer. Among her many insights, Kaminer takes on the sacred cow of "civility" on campus: "One of the ironies of this drive for civility ... [is that] you end up encouraging incivility, because people don't know how to argue. They don't know what to do when confronted with an idea they really don't like. They don't have an administrator they go complain to, and so they just shout it down because they haven't learned how to do anything else." FIRE President Greg Lukianoff has more at The Legal Satyricon and Ricochet.