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The end of argument

Students are demanding to be protected from ideas they find offensive or just uncomfortable. Academics should stop indulging this idea; students should grow up

By Frank Furedi   February 2016

Safe space? Yale University students demonstrate against racial insensitivity on campus in November 2015. ©Ryan Flynn/AP/Press Association Images

Megan Dunn, President of the National Union of Students, responds to Furedi here

On both sides of the Atlantic, the cultural politics of higher education are undergoing a profound transformation. The values of experimentation, risk-taking and openness to new ideas promoted in the 1960s and 1970s have given way to a climate…

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