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Campus Debate Convinces: Liberals Stifle Intellectual Diversity on Campus

Campus Debate Convinces: Liberals Stifle Intellectual Diversity on Campus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. '€“ After a 90-minute campus debate Tuesday over whether liberals stifle intellectual diversity on college campuses, nearly six in 10 members of the audience agreed '€“ they do.

That according to a vote of the audience taken after the '€œIntelligence Squared Debate'€ at George Washington University on the topic of whether '€œliberals are stifling intellectual diversity on campus.'€

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, along with Fox Newscontributor and USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers, were able to convince 59 percent of those in attendance that there is a pervasive liberal intolerance of different views on campuses, an atmosphere that hinders free speech and debate.