Nicholas A. Christakis+ Your Authors @NAChristakis Sterling Professor of Social & Natural Science at Yale. Physician. Author of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society. Luckily wed @ErikaChristakis Jun. 10, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Interesting development: Oberlin admin Merideth Raimondo, who was previously censorious ( https://apnews.com/beec64e2e509491d9d0b7e4b043b5cf7 ) now claims mantle of free speech as a defense ( https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/09/us/oberlin-college-bakery-lawsuit/index.html ). This is one reason consistency in the application of liberal principles is so important. 1/

More subtlety is required in these matters. It's not just that free speech is a principle & not just a 1A issue, nor that free speech doesn't mean free from consequences. But also that free speech does not subsume harassment or defamation (of non-public figures), etc. 2/

For more on the Oberlin case and the complexities and longstanding distinctions about speech that it involves, see this fine, short essay by @DavidAFrench  https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/the-oberlin-trial-is-a-blueprint-for-fighting-back/amp/?__twitter_impression=true 


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