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The ‘Year of the Heckler’: FIRE President Greg Lukianoff’s Review - FIRE
As Torch readers know, the past year has seen many demands for censorship at colleges and universities across the country—and too many of those demands have been successful. Especially prominent this year were examples of the “heckler’s veto,” in which those who wish to censor particular viewpoints or speakers create such a commotion that the would-be speaker is forced to step down or even stop in the midst of a speech. FIRE President Greg Lukianoff reviewed some of these incidents in The Huffington Post yesterday, warning readers about the effects of this worrying trend—particularly as it appears outside the realm …