SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

DIVERSITY IS GOOD...JUST AS LONG AS YOU DON’T HAVE THE WORD “INTELLECTUAL” IN FRONT OF IT: Sadly, that’s often the case at universities, and law schools, in particular. I bring your attention to recent post by Hadley Arkes over at the Claremont Institute. Arkes is an excellent historian and scholar with a great, logical mind.

The post is about a speaking engagement by Justice Antonin Scalia at Amherst and the controversy that ensued. A key point made by Arkes is as follows:

“…if the presence of a Scalia, for one lecture, on one evening, was not legitimate, it did not require high powers of inference to draw out the implications: it would be quite as illegitimate for someone sharing Scalia's perspectives to be speaking day in and day out as a member of the faculty.”

For the new "tolerance" crowd, free speech really isn't that free.

(Everett, WA)

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