Jonathan Haidt: The Conflict Between Truth and Social Justice at Universities

Jonathan Haidt is a moral and political psychologist of great note. ATP’s Alan Duval has spent a lot of time in part agreeing and in part critiquing aspects of Haidt’s systems of thought. Universities have become a hotbed of “social justice warriors” slogging it out with “free speech advocates”. I scare quote them because each… Continue reading Jonathan Haidt: The Conflict Between Truth and Social Justice at Universities

Kaepernick, Speech, and a Job: The Cleat May Soon be on the Other Foot

Free speech is important, but is it always helpful? Free speech can be quite controversial. But this shouldn’t be surprising. If we all agreed on everything, we wouldn’t need the First Amendment. Unpopular speech is why we have the First Amendment. And, let me be clear, Colin Kaepernick was exercising his First Amendment right when… Continue reading Kaepernick, Speech, and a Job: The Cleat May Soon be on the Other Foot