Yet what Ms. Coulter has done successfully is expose a troubling pattern of behavior at many institutions of higher learning where speakers promoting politically conservative beliefs are being ignored, shouted down or shunned. Admittedly, the views involved are often extreme. Ms. Coulter, for example, has endorsed literacy tests and poll taxes, favored a foreign policy of invading countries, killing their leaders and converting the populace to Christianity and routinely describes liberals as "traitors or idiots." But the First Amendment protects the foolish the same as it protects the wise. If college campuses can't listen to such blather and then politely explain to the speaker why she's full of it, what hope is there for the rest of society?