The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Colleges Make Themselves Easy Targets

Shutting down speech bolsters the university’s opponents

By Nicholas B. Dirks, October 28, 2018

I woke on February 2, 2017, to a new reality. The night before, riots had broken out at the University of California at Berkeley, where I was then chancellor. One hundred and fifty "antifa" activists, wearing black masks, hats, and backpacks, had...

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