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The following is adapted from a speech delivered on December 12, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series. Imprimis January 2018 • Volume 47, Number 1 Are We Free to Discuss America’s Real Problems? Amy L. Wax University of Pennsylvania Law School Amy L. Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she has received the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. She has a B.S. from Yale College, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is a former assistant to the United States Solicitor General, and her most recent book is Race, Wrongs, and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century. The following is adapted from a speech delivered on December 12, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series. There is a lot of abstract talk these days on American college campuses about free speech and the values of free inquiry, with plenty of lip service being paid to expansive notions of free expression and the marketplace of ideas. What I’ve learned through my recent experience of writing a controversial op-ed is that most of this talk is not worth much. It is only when people are confronted with speech they don’t like that we see whether these abstractions are real to them. Continue Reading (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8M04 ) Share This Issue Share on Facebook (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8N04 ) Share on LinkedIn (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8P04 ) Share on Twitter (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8Q04 ) Share on Email (mailto:?subject=Check%20out%20https%3A%2F%2Fimprimis.hillsdale.edu%2Fare-we-free-to-discuss-americas-real-problems%3Futm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_source%3Demail%20&body=Check%20out%20https%3A%2F%2Fimprimis.hillsdale.edu%2Fare-we-free-to-discuss-americas-real-problems%3Futm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_source%3Demail) Introduction to the Constitution DVD (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8R04 ) Get Your Copy of “Introduction to the Constitution” on DVD Learn More (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8S04 ) separator Hillsdale College Cruise (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8T04 ) Roundtrip from San Francisco July 15-31, 2018 Learn More (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8V04 ) separator file-1695345821.png (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8W04 ) Refer a Student to Hillsdale College Learn More (info.hillsdale.edu/e1t/sc2/MmZ-8yjRpXhW9g_vt28CT40WW8m2dwY7XMpsbVtStrS60LrR0dBzP8X04 ) Hillsdale College Hillsdale College 33 East College St Hillsdale, MI 49242 USA You received this email because you are subscribed to Imprimis from Hillsdale College. Update your email preferences (info.hillsdale.edu/hs/manage-preferences/unsubscribe ) to choose the types of emails you receive or to unsubscribe.
January 2018 • Volume 47, Number 1

Are We Free to Discuss America’s Real Problems?

Amy L. Wax
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Amy L. WaxAmy L. Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she has received the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. She has a B.S. from Yale College, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is a former assistant to the United States Solicitor General, and her most recent book is Race, Wrongs, and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on December 12, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.

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