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What Are the Limits of Viewpoint Diversity?

Nick Phillips is a research associate with Heterodox Academy, pursuing his J.D. at New York University. He is the president of NYU School of Law Federalist Society. His work has appeared in the Washington Examiner, The American Conservative and Quillette.  There is a specter haunting viewpoint diversity: the question of its limits. Viewpoint diversity can..

Free Speech is the Most Effective Antidote to Hate Speech

On December 6th, Texas A&M University will play host to Richard Spencer, a leader of the “alt-right” movement, and an open white supremacist. Many will likely view Spencer’s presence at Texas A & M as confirmation that Donald Trump’s election to the presidency has allowed fringe political views to enter mainstream discussion. When Spencer, or someone like him, makes a statement like “America was, until this last generation, a white country, designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation and our inheritance, and it belongs to us,” many people may question why we should remain committed to the First Amendment. This post argues why members of an academic community need to remain steadfast in that commitment, even when faced with a figure like Richard Spencer.