For the University of Chicago to turn its back on free speech would be like a Christian college turning its back on Christianity. It couldn’t happen.
Solzhenitsyn’s basic advice is simply not to participate with lies, and to refuse to speak what one does not believe. It’s unnervingly relevant counsel.
“Once you lose the kind of stabilizing influence of rational thought and respect,” says John Lennox, “then you can end up with violence, as we have seen.”
As a reader points out, the paper is the journal’s No. 1 most downloaded article, beating out several others in the Top 10 about Covid and related hot topics.
The article survived peer-review and was accepted for publication despite the open hostility of the journal’s top editors!