Opinions, even if offensive, should be debated, not censored

Opinions, even if offensive, should be debated, not censored
Stanford University's main quad and its landmark Hoover Tower. (Image: Unsplash)
Bloomberg
As arguments raged in New Zealand over whether the British anti-trans-rights activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull should be banned from entering the country, the United States, too, was engaged in a high-level debate about free speech.It was sparked by an incident at a Californian university widely regarded as one of the most prestigious in the world, which led the members of the Bloomberg Opinion editorial board to issue the following leading article.By the editorsTop officials at Stanford University apologised after a federal judge who had been...

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