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Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech

by Keith E. Whittington,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 8, 2018

In 1655, John Cotton, a Puritan minister in the Massachusetts Bay colony, maintained that “to allow any man uncontrollableness of speech” results, inevitably, in “great blasphemies” and the destruction of civil peace.


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