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A Mentor's Advice to UCLA's Campus Republicans

The sociologist Gabriel Rossman offered valuable advice to UCLA students on the responsibilities that accompany free speech—and modeled the importance of having conservative faculty on campus.
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Earlier this month, the Bruin Republicans at UCLA invited the performance artist Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at an event tilted “Ten Things I Hate About Mexico.”

Days later, they thought better of their decision, cancelling their event with a vacuous, nihilistic enabler of bigots, to the credit of a faction in their leadership. “The decision to host Milo has polarized the leadership of the organization between those wishing to move forward with the event and those who wish to cancel it,” they wrote

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