At Inside Higher Ed, columnist Liz Reisberg contemplates A Future of Growing Intolerance.
If we are going to have a prayer of a future where we collaborate across national boundaries to address common concerns and problems we will have to accept the differences between us and learn to work together despite sometimes holding opposing views on sensitive issues.

I hesitate to join the chorus of politicians finding fault with American higher education but I see this lack of tolerance, lack of openness to different ideas as a serious failing of higher education.  If we do not graduate individuals capable and willing to listen to one another within our own society what hope is there that any of us—particularly our “best educated”— can become global citizens?
You think self-despising multiculturalism and mandatory dialogue is part of the solution, or part of the problem?

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