"College: Incubator of the Nanny State" - A Discussion with Nick Gillespie of Reason
Back when he was promoting his book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, Nick Gillespie, Editor in Chief of Reason.TV and Reason.com, sat down for an interview with me. He discussed the state of Free Speech on campus and how the current collegiate climate--instead of preparing students to become critically thinking adults--has become the "incubator of the nanny state."
It's to the eternal shame, I think, of higher education in America that it no longer celebrates itself as a place where anything can happen, anything can be discussed, anything can be taught. And instead, it's all about a kind of rigid and grim enforcement of the status quo or of superior knowledge that extends to how people should live and how people should think.