About the University of Chicago and Free Speech

Let me give you some background: I’m one of those guys is very skeptical of the impact of contemporary social justice activists1 on free speech. One of the most-read posts I’ve ever published to Difficult Run was my manifesto on the topic: When Social Justice Isn’t About Justice. I stand by it. So when news broke that the University of Chicago had sent out a letter to students warning them that there’d by no “safe space” or “trigger warning” shenanigans, you might think that I’d feel a little sense of triumph,…