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Why Penn’s sudden defense of free speech feels disingenuous

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer

The latest from the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is that faculty members are now demanding a “New Constitution” that they say will help the elite university protect “intellectual diversity and openness of thought.”

Well, it’s about time.

How heartening this news is for those of us on the right who have been calling on institutions of higher learning to recommit themselves to open inquiry and tolerance for politically unpopular speech.

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