ON-Lion Letter
In mid-November, Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in Philadelphia, visited the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison to speak to students about how censorship on campus, particularly in the form of speech codes, hurts society as a whole.  

His lecture, "How Censorship is Ruining America," was sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy (WCSLD).  The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports both FIRE and WCSLD.

Lukianoff said limiting college students' freedom of speech on campus limits their ability to form and defend their own opinions public matters.  This is crucial, he said, because education fuels society.

"The talk reminds us how higher intuitions of higher education are failing in turning out young adults prepared for rigors of citizenship, which entails ability to handle complex and sometimes painful idea with intellectual maturity," WCSLD co-director and UW political-science professor Donald Downs told The Badger Herald.
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