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Higher Ed Now

Higher Ed Now is a production of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. It is a podcast on issues and policy in America's higher education system.To learn more visit

Mar 6, 2018

It isn't a question of if intellectual freedom is under threat, but how it is under threat. Long-time free speech advocate and author of Kindly Inquisitors Jonathan Rauch joins Higher Ed Now to discuss this generation's battle for intellectual diversity and academic freedom. From unsettled science to social media, Jonathan breaks down the perilous instinct to embrace kindness over the creation of knowledge and discovery of truth. His thoughtful and considered take on provocateurs and identity politics will revive even the most cynical person's faith in the scientific method and civil discourse.