Today I learned that a group of professors had organized a boycott of a speech by Justice Antonin Scalia at Amherst College– but it’s hardly surprising in an acadamic world where Voltaire’s dictum “I disagree with everything you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it” is no longer the rule.
It happens that Scalia’s daughter Meg was an Amherst ’02 graduate, and she responded with a letter to the campus paper The Amherst Student. Furtunately the student paper didn’t follow the logic of the professors– try to suppress the views which you don’t like.
I linked to this item from the “Power Line” blog:
Note: I just noticed that in the link to the student newspaper, following the 2 Scalia letters, there are 2 more, regarding a sex column, which should be adult-rated.