University of Illinois officials aren’t taking the assault on campus free speech as seriously as their duties require. Is it now open season on campus for hecklers to decide who will and will not be allowed to speak? Shouting down speakers, however briefly it’s done, is and ought to be an anathema, particularly on a university campus.
Initially, it seemed as if students unaware of their responsibilities as citizens were the problem. But perhaps the problem goes deeper — or higher — than that.