Yllands-Posten’s Flemming Rose said as much in Helsinki this past Fall.
I have said more than once, “that it’s highly ironic that in no period in human history have more people gone to institutions of higher learning than in our modern age, only to graduate being more ignorant than when they started.”
Politically correct universities ‘are killing free speech’
British universities have become too politically correct and are stifling free speech by banning anything that causes the least offence to anyone, academics argue
British universities have become too politically correct and are stifling free speech by banning anything that causes the least offence to anyone, a group of leading academics warns on Saturday.
A whole generation of students is being denied the “intellectual challenge of debating conflicting views” because self-censorship is turning campuses into over-sanitised “safe spaces”, they say.
Their intervention comes as an Oxford college considers removing a historic statue of Cecil Rhodes, one of its alumni and benefactors, because he is regarded as the founding father of apartheid in South Africa.
Oriel College says the statue of Rhodes, on a building he paid for, jars with the values of a modern university. It is facing a battle with Historic England, which has listed the statue as an object of historical interest.
Writing in The Telegraph, the academics, led by Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at the University of Canterbury, say it is part of a “long and growing” list of people and objects banned from British campuses, including pop songs, sombreros and atheists.
More here. H/T: Pat Condell