It was Evelyn Beatrice Hall, who wrote under the pseudonym S.G. Tallentyre, who is famously quoted as saying, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." She wrote that in a biography of Voltaire titled, The Friends of Voltaire.
This advanced intellect is nowhere to be found on our college campuses, especially our elite college campuses. From Berkeley to Harvard, MIT to Yale, and in almost every state institution of higher learning across the country, an ideological fascism has assumed the throne. If you have an opposing view from the Progressive, politically correct (and officially sanctioned) dogma of Leftism, you are labeled a bigot, racist, phobic, etc. and ostracized.
If you are a Conservative, or hold an opposing viewpoint from the established Progressive dogma, and you are an invited speaker, you are either shouted down or eventually dis-invited because of "special interest" pressure on an all-too-willing-to-go-along-with-it administration. Opposing and/or differing views from the established fascist dogma is not allowed. It isn't even sought as an alternative argument.
Free speech is dead on college campuses. Because of that, necessarily, honest education and the quest for instilling critical thinking skills are dead on college campuses. And that means the college system, because of policy and faculty, has failed in the United States.
Unless radical policy and faculty changes are made across the country, college today is nothing more than an exercise in political and ideological indoctrination in tandem with comprehensive real-time courses in heavy drinking, drug and sexual exploration and the acquisition of a falsely elevated sense of self-esteem, all of which produce societal "snowflakes" who are stunned when life doesn't hand them a trophy at every turn.
So, the question begs to be asked: Why go to college and amass all that debt? Maybe it's time American businesses started employing the vocational tactic of apprenticeships right out of high school...at least the country wouldn't be plagued by Fascist snowflakes trying to remake the country into a failing Euro-trash State.