Unlearning Liberty ( 2014 ) Essay

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In his book, Unlearning Liberty (2014) Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) asserts that violations of free speech— whether by students, faculty, or administration—will have devastating effects in greater society. Lukianoff supports his assertion by describing cases he has seen throughout his career at FIRE. From administration punishing students to professors getting fired for clearly protected speech. Lukianoff’s purpose is to point out the misguided lessons about freedom that are being taught on campus and to encourage his audience to stand up for freedom on campus. Lukianoff writes in an earnest tone to an audience who recognizes the importance of freedom in America society.
Lukianoff builds credibility with his audience by giving a brief summary of his professional life. The reader learns Lukianoff is the President of FIRE. Lukianoff is a graduated from Stanford Law School with a specialization in First Amendment and constitutional law. Lukianoff has interned for the ACLU and the Organization for Aid to Refugees in Prague. Lukianoff has also practiced law in California and was the development manager of the environmental advocacy group, EnviroMentors. During his career at FIRE, Lukianoff has written articles about freedom of speech that have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many other major publications. Lukianoff has also appeared on syndicated radio shows, national
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