Here’s an official joint statement from a Harvard Lefty and a Princeton Righty on freedom of thought, especially on campus. Given the mob action at Middlebury College and elsewhere, I hope some sobered minds might ponder the appeal of natural law Philosopher and Professor of Jurisprudence Robert George and the Socialist professor of Public Policy Cornel West, who are able to converse and disagree without one assaulting the other to silence him. I signed the statement. It’s open for more signatures.

On the topic of campus protests, you will want to read Tony Esolen’s editorial, “Campus Descent: Higher Ed Meets the Lower Regions,” in the May-June issue of Touchstone, which is going to press in a week or so. You can subscribe here, for yourself or for someone else as well (gift subs).