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Censorship still a hotly debated campus topic

“I see this happening in campuses and in our country,” Lukianoff said. “Higher education isn’t the sole cause to this discourse and polarization, but our best way to remedy it—a simple intellectual habit that would make society so much better if it were taught—is educated people seeking out other intelligent people that they disagree with.”

Engaging in conversations with people who disagree with one’s beliefs would be beneficial to everyone, Lukianoff believes, and would increase tolerance across America. College campuses would be an ideal environment to set the wheels into motion.

“This will harm us,” Lukianoff said. “When discourse suffers, we all suffer and we don’t look at things as rationally as we potentially could. Free speech on campus is in more trouble than people think, but it doesn’t have to be this way.”

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