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Encouragingly, Both Sides in Debate on Campus Speech End Up Defending Campus Speech

Encouragingly, Both Sides in Debate on Campus Speech End Up Defending Campus Speech

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At GW last night, nobody was willing to argue that students should be silenced.

Anyone feeling disheartened by the many ways our First Amendment freedoms are under attack may find solace in the outcome of an event last night hosted by Intelligence Squared at George Washington University. Two teams of two debated whether liberals are stifling intellectual diversity on college campuses'€”and the side arguing for the proposition won in a landslide.

Interestingly, three of the four participants and both debaters arguing the affirmative indentify as liberals.