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Free speech: The history every American should know

There's a reason you're free to wear clothing with protest statements on them today. In 1968, 19-year-old Paul Robert Cohen was arrested for disturbing the peace by wearing a jacked that read "F*ck the Draft" in a California courthouse. His case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which decided that being offended by the jacket did not merit censorship.Jonathan Zimmerman argues that the history of debate in the U.S. – of who gets to say what, and how that has evolved – should be taught to every Amer...
Tags: Politics, Activism, Law, California, History, United States, Language, Innovation, Debate, Speech, U S Supreme Court, ZIMMERMAN, Jonathan Zimmerman, Paul Robert Cohen

How university students infantilise themselves

In June 1962, 59 student activists met in Port Huron, Michigan to draft a manifesto of their core principles. They condemned racism in the United States and the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. Most of all, though, they indicted their own institution, the modern US university, for ignoring and suppressing their voice. Students needed to ‘wrest control of the educational process from the administrative bureaucracy’, The Port Huron Statement declared. Otherwise, the empty suits who ran the...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Education, Minneapolis, Sexual Assault, Washington, US, Diversity, University, Racism, United States, Affirmative Action, Black, Social Change, Racial Inequality

A La Carte (June 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include Reckless Abandon and Hard Fighting Soldier by David Sitton ($0.99 each). Also consider Courageous by Randy Alcorn ($1.99); Life in the Balance by Joni Eareckson Tada ($1.99); The Great Books Reader by John Mark Reynolds ($2.99); Developments in Biblical Counseling by J Cameron Fraser ($2.99). As an inveterate bargain hunter, I sorted through Logos’ monthly deals yesterday and found a few noteworthy deals: Hebrews by Philip Hughes (40% off), the classic Five Points o...
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Jonathan Zimmerman: Both sides are wrong on Islam in schools

Last week, officials in rural Augusta County, Va., closed schools a day early for the holiday break after receiving violent threats over a geography teacher's lesson. The teacher had asked students to practice calligraphy by copying an Arabic version of the Muslim statement of faith, which begins with "There is no God but Allah."
Tags: Jonathan Zimmerman, Augusta County Va