The speech of young children

Please forward this error screen to 95. Students today are more like children than adults and need protection. Lately, a moral panic about speech and sexual activity in universities has reached a crescendo. The speech of young children liberals celebrate these developments, yet with a certain uneasiness.

Few of them want to apply these protections to society at large. Conservatives and libertarians are up in arms. They see these rules as an assault on free speech and individual liberty. They think universities are treating students like children. There is a popular, romantic notion that students receive their university education through free and open debate about the issues of the day. Nothing could be farther from the truth.