Applying Political Correctness Standards to Our Books Is a Big Mistake

Novelist Joshua Cohen doesn't think colleges and universities should coddle students, but protect free speech and free expression of language, even the harmful language of some literature.

The topic of free speech has been tied to events on college campuses for decades — think Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley — and the last few years have seen a resurgence of college students doing what they do best: challenging the dominant social order.

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