The Berkeley Effect: Is This The End Of Civil Discourse?
By Candi Cushman, FOX NEWS --
It’s “a dark day for free speech in America,” tweeted Ann Coulter this week after her talk was canceled at the University of California, Berkeley, following threats of violent protests.
Indeed, when it comes to the survival of civil dialogue, ominous signs are on the horizon.
Our social media feeds are full of disturbing videos of young campus protesters screaming, breaking glass, starting fires and even engaging in physical attacks—all in the name of tolerance and fighting bigotry.
It’s enough to make the hearts of even the most valiant free-speech advocates sink with dismay.