Once upon a time universities were known as places of free enquiry, openness to various ideas, and above all, a disposition to free speech. If it was hard to get a hearing, one could usually get a platform to speak freely in the academy.

But the theory of academic free speech is just that – a theory. It works just fine if you are a leftist, a secularist, and politically correct. If you fall into those categories you can pretty much say anything you want anytime you want at just about any Western University.

Indeed, you increase your chances tremendously of being invited to speak if you toe the PC line and have plenty of anti-American, anti-Western and anti-Christian ideas. That is basically a free pass into any university or college in the Western world today.

But dare to seek to defend pro-faith, pro-family and pro-life values and you will see just how closed our institutions of higher learning have become today. I have documented many cases of this over the years on this site. Indeed, entire volumes have been written looking at this academic censorship.

While a number of authors could be mentioned here, let me focus on just one. David Horowitz was once a part of the militant left, and editor of the radical New Left Ramparts magazine. He has had a change of heart over the years and has left his youthful radicalism.

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