Kent has noted that Ann Coulter will be speaking at Berkeley after all, the University's Chancellor now saying that he has found a "protectable venue."
I write separately about this because of the enormous importance I see in this issue. My perception was only heightened when I attended the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program's "Disinvitation Dinner" this week in New York City, keynoted by the infamously disinvited Peter Thiel. http://www.businessinsider.com/peter-thiel-chased-off-stage-by-angry-protestors-at-uc-berkeley-2014-12
The blindness and cowardice in so many of our universities is a big part of the problem, but not the main part. That would be the fascist bullying the universities are called upon to confront -- but find the task so vexing because of the very ideologically-rooted, hard-edged intolerance they have bred.
The resulting thugs have a name: Brownshirts. We have seen them before, and we know where this leads. It's not just that university needs to find "protectable venues." It's (1) that the university must understand that its whole campus and indeed its whole raison d'etre is to be a "protected venue," and (2) that the protection at some point is going to have to involve the use of substantial physical force against the thugs. Brownshirts know one language, and it's time we spoke it to them.
Allowing the United States to become 1930's Germany is a price civilization cannot afford.