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Michael Dorf

Nicely put, Steve. FWIW, I regard these incidents as evidence of the gulf between left and right. The mostly right-leaning critics of the protesters surely think that there are SOME potential graduation speakers who would warrant protest: say, Kim Jong Un or Mullah Omar. So what the critics are saying is that the particular speakers at issue are not worthy of protest because they're not so bad, or even worthy of celebration. That, of course, reflects a substantive policy disagreement, which they inaccurately couch as a disagreement over academic freedom and freedom of speech.

Taryn Mattice

Thank you for this Steve, and Michael, for the helpful additional point.

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