The Conservative speeches at UC Berkeley have been called off (again)
The story has this interesting quote:
“News of the voluntary cancellation of ‘Free Speech Week’ represents no setback for free speech,” said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN American Center, an organization founded in 1922 to defend free expression and advance literature.
“From the start, the groups behind this planned conclave made clear their intent to showcase only a particular set of views, aimed to provoke outrage and bait those who might call for their expression to be shut down,” Nossel said.
Is there a clearer expression of the idea of “I’ll defend to the death your right to free speech as long as I agree with it?”
Here is her Resume. She is a Democratic Party hack who lists as her best achievement at PEN that she has doubled the staff and budget.