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The Case for Protesting Commencement Speakers

By Lucia Graves, National Journal - May 17, 2014

The Daily Beast framed the conversation thusly: "The oh-so-fragile class of 2014 needs to STFU and listen to some new ideas." The Week called it an example of "the lazy moralism of liberal college politics." And Vox pegged it as part of a larger debate about "the reemergence of an 'anti-liberal left' that values social justice more than free speech and inquiry."

 

Actually those outlets, and many others, have got it backwards.

 

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