The recent campus rioting against unpopular or conservative political views is awful, but I have discovered the solution—by accident.
We have all seen numerous campuses riven by violence and a refusal to permit speech that does not comport with the current lefty line. This has happened recently at Middlebury, the Claremont Colleges, and of course—and most violently—Berkeley, which remains mired in a dispute over letting Ann Coulter speak.
Last week I spoke at Berkeley—and there was one protester. Actually he was more of a heckler, of the sort I’ve often encountered. He marched in the 1960s, his ponytail is now gray, but he still wants to interrupt and shout his views about Salvadoran death squads and unfair treatment of everyone from Fidel Castro to the Sandinistas. I would have been surprised, under normal circumstances, to find only one heckler at Berkeley.