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Schools that invite controversial commencement speakers are asking for trouble [Letter]
Schools that invite controversial commencement speakers are asking for trouble [Letter]

There has been much tsk-tsking this college graduation season about students protesting their administration-chosen commencement speakers ("It's speech season on campus — and it's notable for ones not given," May 21). The finger-waggers seem to take one of two positions: 1) We weren't rude like that in our day; or 2) Leftist faculty have corrupted the values we tried to give our children and done away with free speech. Set aside for the moment the question of how effective 18 years of parental influence could have been if it can be wiped out by a couple of hours a week with a college faculty member. In their self-righteousness, these guardians of morality...

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