Is the war for free speech on campuses a lost cause?

Breitbart reports.

Flanagan: Free Speech Is A ‘Nuisance’ On College Campuses

Writer and author Caitlin Flanagan argued that free speech has become a “nuisance” on college campuses on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.”

Flanagan said that college students today are “the inheritors of 30 years of identity politics, and that’s part of the problem. … That means that instead of saying we all have general principles by which we live, and seek to sort of understand our lives, that I’m going to stand up for the feminist cause, I’m going to stand up for a particular racial or ethnic cause, and I’m going to fiercely guard that and completely stand on the side of that issue.”

Flanagan added that she didn’t blame the students themselves because “when kids come to college, when they come to any school, they are, by definition, they’re ignorant. They don’t know anything yet. And it is the moral obligation of their teachers, of the adults who work in that institution to teach them something to relieve them of these great burden of ignorance. But there are so many professors who have completely abdicated that position, and have just cravenly ceded to whatever these poor kids, who don’t know anything yet, what they come and say that [is] just reinforced by the professors, and the whole system is now being run by these kids who are paying the tuitions that pay the salary.” Later she said, “the people who teach there, should be instructing them, that they should have free speech, they should have an ability to inquire, they should be able to ask any question, they should be able to write anything, and subject themselves to the academic — a rigorous intellectual discipline, and that’s largely gone.”