'Raise the Flag for Old Chicago.' The Stars and Stripes, that is.

Although I didn't go there, I've always felt a fondness for the University of Chicago. My dad had season tickets to their football games back when they were still in the Big Ten. And I used to love just hanging around the campus, designed to resemble Oxford University and breathing history and erudition from every ivy-covered brick.

As the current wave of diapered fascism sweeps the campuses of the nation, Chicago is fighting back. Other schools- Princeton is one example- are beginning to follow Chicago's lead, adopting similar policies in support of free speech and academic freedom. And maybe in addition to being the place where the atom was first split, that ivy-covered campus in Hyde Park will turn out to be the place where the freedom of the mind and of academic discourse in America were saved.

HT: Real Clear Politics


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