Dispatches from the Creation Wars

New Blog on Free Speech in Academia

The terrific Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has finally started their own official blog, The Torch. The great thing about FIRE is that, unlike a lot of people who talk about liberty from both left and right, they actually take a consistent stand for freedom of thought regardless of the political viewpoint being expressed. For example, they are currently arguing against hate speech codes and also on behalf of Ward Churchill’s right to express his vile opinions, as well as standing up for Lawrence Summers at Harvard and many other cases where the expression of controversial ideas brings calls for censorship and punishment.