If Scripps wants to maintain its ideological rigidity and force boundaries on debate on their campus, they are free to do so. However, they can’t expect to claim the virtue of tolerance while shutting down debates that they simply don’t like. One does not have to agree with George Will in order to allow him to speak, as even George Will recognizes. Even if Will’s column offends, why not challenge him to defend it? Is there no one at Scripps among those so offended by his argument who would be up to that kind of intellectual challenge? If so, that’s an even better indication to potential enrollees that Scripps looks like a waste of a lot of money.

via George Will speech at Scripps College canceled because of tolerance, or something « Hot Air.

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