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Author Lukianoff, Greg author.

Title Unlearning liberty : campus censorship and the end of American debate / Greg Lukianoff.

Imprint New York : Encounter Books, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  378.1213 L969u 2012    ---  Available
Description x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction : the dangerous collage -- Learning all the wrong lessons in high school -- Opening the college brochure -- The college road trip -- Harvard and Yale -- Welcome to campus! -- Now you've done it! the campus judiciary -- Don't question authority -- Student activities fair -- Finally, the classroom! -- If even your professor can be punished for saying the wrong thing -- Student draftees for the culture war -- Unlearning liberty and the knee-jerk society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-284) and index.
Summary Overview: For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America's colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues. Lukianoff walks readers through the life of a modern-day college student, from orientation to the end of freshman year. Through this lens, he describes startling violations of free speech rights: a student in Indiana punished for publicly reading a book, a student in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment collage he posted on Facebook, students at Yale banned from putting an F Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T shirt, and students across the country corralled into tiny "free speech zones" when they wanted to express their views. But Lukianoff goes further, demonstrating how this culture of censorship is bleeding into the larger society. As he explores public controversies involving Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers-even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart-Lukianoff paints a stark picture of our ability as a nation to discuss important issues rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today's campus threatens the freedom of every citizen and makes us all just a little bit dumber.
Subject Academic freedom -- United States.
Teaching, Freedom of -- United States.
Freedom of speech -- United States.
College students -- Civil rights -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Academic freedom. (OCoLC)fst00794987
College students -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00867988
Education, Higher -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00903079
Freedom of speech. (OCoLC)fst00934044
Teaching, Freedom of. (OCoLC)fst01144649
Universities and colleges -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst01161816
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781594036354 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1594036357 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781594036491 (ebook)

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