New doctrine threatens freedom of speech in universities

Ireland“A principal function of the university is to conduct rational enquiry in order to discover/create new knowledge. Rational enquiry is dependent on academic freedom, ie freedom of speech that allows full and free contest of ideas. Freedom of speech is so fundamental to rational argument that, if it is denied in a university, we no longer have a university …” (more)

[William Reville, Irish Times, 3 January]

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