The Value of Debate

Bo Seo at WSJ: [D]ebate provides a tool kit for disagreeing better. By zooming out from individual disputes to the principles that apply across them, debate can illuminate the physics of everyday disagreements. Debaters learn to isolate the main elements of successful...

Open Inquiry on Campus

Heterodox Academy Open Inquiry Awards: Exceptional Student  Emma Camp graduated from the University of Virginia in 2022 with a degree in philosophy and English. While at the University of Virginia, she was a Jefferson Scholar, a regular freelance writer for Reason...

The Scorn Problem

Tish Harrison Warren at NYT: Our tendency to adopt polarizing and moralistic patterns of speech is turbo-boosted by a social media architecture that encourages animosity toward outgroups.  But this hatred toward our opponents and the accompanying habit of moralism is...

Free Speech on Campus

Eleventh Circuit decision in Speech First, Inc. v. Cartwright: speech policies at the University of Central Florida likely violate the First Amendment. [In] determining the propriety of preliminary injunctive relief[, we consider, among other things, whether plaintiff...