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New Battles in Old War Over Freedom of Speech

Date: November 25, 2001
Author: Diana Jean Schemo
QUOTE: Some critics consider the surge in complaints about speech, at a time when nerves remain raw over the terrorist attacks, an inevitable consequence of the speech codes themselves, which they say have shaped the campus as a therapeutic environment where students are protected from discussions that make them uncomfortable.

ABSTRACT: Is Free Speech only free when it makes noone else uncomfortable?  In case after case across America, impassioned speakers are being called to task for expressing what they believe in if it seems to make any others in the hearing range uncomfortable.

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