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First Principles: We Must Be Careful of the Ability of the Press To Stoke the Fires of Resentment and Revenge

“As unbalanced parties of every description can never tolerate a free inquiry of any kind, when employed against themselves, the license, and even the most temperate freedom of the press, soon excite resentment and revenge.” – John Adams, Discourses on … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A University’s Purpose Is To Be A Center of Free Inquiry and Criticism

“A university’s essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism — a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.” – Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970)

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First Principles – Truth Stands On Its Own

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?” —Thomas Jefferson (1781) In today’s society, there are many who start with the underlying proposition … Continue reading

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