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How to Save Academic Freedom From Ron DeSantis

How to Save Academic Freedom From Ron DeSantis

There are grounds for being skeptical of “wokeness,” but the Florida bill to curb progressive ideas in universities is flat-out unconstitutional.

By Yascha Mounk, The Atlantic

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been busy promoting a new book that sets out the case for his presidential run. His main message: Republicans need a new approach to combatting the cultural power of the left.

The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival begins by narrating DeSantis’s political rise and goes on to give an account of his pandemic leadership. But it reaches a climax when he describes how he used the power of his state office to stand up to “wokeness.” The implication is that he will do the same for the country if he becomes the next president of the United States.

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Photo by Zulmaury Saavedra on Unsplash

 

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