Archive for the ‘Academic Freedom’ Category
Tariq Ramadan has finally been allowed to enter the United States for the debate he so desperately desires. The HD heard the good sir speak at the London School of Economics and Political Science (the HD can neither confirm nor deny any affiliation with this educational institution. It was a public lecture) back in October where he argued for the necessity of respectful debate between the opposing ideological viewpoints.
The government move to ban people from entering countries based soley on ideological views (example: Geert Wilders to the UK and previously Tariq Ramadan to the US) is troubling. We need to have the debate.
BUT the US will allow him to enter the US, but the Chronicle won’t even let us read the article without a subscription!!!!!
First Freedom of FDR’s Four Freedoms that should be enjoyed by people “everywhere in the world”:
1. Freedom of speech and expression
First Freedom of the Hybrid Diplomat:
1. Letting us read articles on the Internet for free