Commentary: The Unintended Effects of Conservative Speakers

Adam Hoffman
The Princeton Tory

Excerpt: After de jure limitations on free speech on college campuses spurred corrective policies, University administrators and advocates of free speech must now construct protections against de facto limitations. My experience at Princeton hosting conservative intellectuals has taught me that official policies are not enough to defend a robust environment of open inquiry. Without sufficient administrative support, hosting heterodox speakers can have an unintended consequence: it can shut down debate.