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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Recent FIRE Report finds censorship at universities "rampant"

Here is a story worth noting:

Report Finds Rampant Censorship at American Colleges and Universities
December 6, 2006

FIRE Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, December 6, 2006—A report released today by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) reveals that burdensome restrictions on speech are commonplace at America’s colleges and universities. The report, entitled Spotlight on Speech Codes 2006: The State of Free Speech on Our Nation’s Campuses, surveyed more than 330 schools and found that an overwhelming majority of them explicitly prohibit speech that, outside the borders of campus, is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Apparently, despite what many suppose, speech codes have become more pervasive and restrictive than ever.

My own view is that fascism was a war on civilization, communism was a war on life, and post-modernism (including political correctness, speech codes, et cetera) is a war on reality.

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