In Catherine Rampell’s article “Free Speech is Flunking Out on College Campuses” (2015), she demands that the right to freedom of speech is enforced more effectively in college campuses throughout the United States.
Two Deviant Phrases
“Anti-Cop Fringe =
This defines a movement of individuals, who apart from mainstream societal views, resist and oppose the police.
“Op-ed” derives from the phrase “opposite of the editorial” and refers to any material printed on the opposite page of the editorial page of a newspaper
Two Vocabulary Word
Self-Flagellation – beating or whipping oneself for religious purposes
Two Abstract Connections
Rampell declares the necessity for students to be able to freely express themselves through the use of school newspapers and other media outlets. The idea that this basic right is being stripped from citizens is found in Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, in which books are similarly burned if they disagree with the views of the government.
The issue of freedom of press addressed in this article can be seen elsewhere in the world. Presently, there are conflicts brewing in Myanmar, Turkey, and Georgia over the right of these countries’ freedom of press and speech. The United States must first protect its citizens’ rights before it is able to serve as the “global policeman” and enforcer of human rights.