ROBERT WRIGHT

Crisis, What Crisis?

More history, less hysteria

Campus Speech

Kudos to veteran Canadian journalist John Ibbitson for his extraordinarily dispassionate analysis of the campus free-speech debate.  He has done the near-impossible, articulating the grievances of each warring side so ably that it's hard to tell where he stands himself.  Ironically, to judge from the Globe comment section, Ibbitson has managed to please no one.  This won't surprise him.  He desires "compromise, accommodation [and] goodwill" but on polarized campuses, where administrators "seem to be always failing to get a handle on the latest controversy," we're still a long, long way from a truce.