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Free Trade And Free Minds

Can free traders be happy that the threat of tariffs actually worked with Mexico? What colleges are still committed to intellectual diversity? Professor of economics at George Mason University, Walter Williams joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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No More Free Speech At Duke University

There’s so much emphasis on attending college but does anyone pay attention to what is going on on campus? How did a professor who was ranked in the top three most popular professors on campus lose his job? Duke University Public Policy professor, Evan Charney joins Dan and Amy to explain how he got fired from Duke.

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Liberal Bias At University Of Illinois

Are your tax dollars going towards the censorship of conservative students at the University of Illinois? What’s the campus culture like? University of Illinois student, Blair Nelson joins Dan and Amy to discuss his First Amendment suit against the university.

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The End Of Speech Codes On Campuses?

Is Trump's EO on campus speech already paying dividends? Are diversity equity and inclusion statements for promotions at colleges a screening device to weed out non leftists in academia? What is the social justice translation for vindictive protectiveness? Rutgers psychology professor, Lee Jussim joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The University We Need

How is the leftist control of universities stunting the growth of constructive thought? What can be done about the current state of college universities? Should the wealthy pull their money together to fund a university to compete with the Ivy Leagues? Have conservative professors gone underground? Warren Treadgold, author of The University We Need, joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Zach Wood On Free Debate And Thought On College Campuses

Everyone claims to support free speech, but do they actually? Especially at institutions of higher learning, hearing a wide range of perspectives is not often embraced. Zach Wood, a recent graduate of Williams College, is fighting to change that. On this edition of Against the Current, Dan Proft talks to Wood about his advocacy for intellectual diversity and honest, free debate on college campuses and why he thinks higher education is not more supportive of free speech. Wood, though a progressive Democrat himself, also critiques the Left's hostility toward differing opinions. And Proft and Wood dive into their wide range of policy disagreements – from education issues to welfare and much more – in an in-depth dialogue you won't be hearing at many universities, but should be.