September 10, 2020
Book Forum

Is Free Speech Still Alive on the American College Campus?

Featuring Donald A. Downs, Author, Free Speech and Liberal Education: A Plea for Intellectual Diversity and Tolerance; Alexander Meiklejohn Professor of Political Science Emeritus; Affiliate Professor of Law and Journalism Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison; Jason Kuznicki, Editor, Cato Books and Cato Unbound, Cato Institute (@JasonKuznicki); Katie Harbath, Public Policy Director, Global Elections, Facebook (@KatieHarbath); Robby Soave, Senior Editor, Reason Magazine (@RobbySoave); and Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School, and Past President, American Civil Liberties Union; moderated by Kat Murti, Associate Director, Audience Engagement and Acquisition, Cato Institute (@KatMurti).

Do Crises Foster Authoritarianism?

Times of uncertainty and fear often provide the opportunities for authoritarian governments to consolidate their powers. Reasonable people can disagree about whether particular emergency powers are worth the risks they entail, but we all should recognize the risks.


We’re Going to Need Startups

The economic damage from COVID-19 business shutdowns could be massive. While federal and state policymakers are holed up in their homes in coming weeks, they should be thinking about tax and regulatory reforms to spur short‐​term recovery and long‐​term growth.