Civil debate on controversial topics is impossible today

What’s happening in lecture halls across the country today makes a mockery of critical thinking (“’Tar, a Breath of Fresh Air, Deserves the Oscar for Best Picture,” The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 8).  Students who disagree with their professors or with their fellow students try to silence them rather than engage them with a counterargument. As a result, it’s impossible to develop the knowledge and skills that used to be associated with a college degree.

As long as this trend continues, I don’t think a bachelor’s degree today means much of anything.

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