On Fox and Friends, host Brian Kilmead and famed Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz discussed the demand heard from students on campuses throughout the United States for “safe spaces”, as well as the spread of so-called political correctness.
 
Dershowitz, who has written several books on law, is an outspoken defender of the right of Israel to exist, despite threats from mostly Muslim extremists. In the interviewed, Dershowitz condemned students who are “afraid of ideas” and a low tolerance for viewpoints other than their own. “They want to be kept safe from ideas that they may disagree with, and if they want to be safe from ideas, there are better places to be than college and university campuses,” the professor said.
 
He also said that today’s students display selectivity as to which ideas are tolerated, and deserve “safe spaces,” and which are not tolerated and accorded disdain or silencing. Giving an example from his personal experience, Dershowitz said “I know when I speak on college campuses in favor of Israel, I need armed guards protecting me from radical leftist students who would use physical intimidation.” He added, “They won’t give me a safe space. They won’t give pro-Israel students a safe space, they won’t give Christian students a safe space.”

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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