Evan Smith

Historian and the author of No Platform: A History of Anti-Fascism, Universities and the Limits of Free Speech (2020).


Cover for: Controversy on campus

Liberals who give credence to claims about a lack of free speech on campus would do well to recall that campaigns against no-platforming have long served the far-right’s exploitation of the university’s ethos of open debate. Instances of overreach do not add up to a free speech crisis.

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