THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from what – at least to me – is a surprising source:  CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.

Here, via Alexandra King’s article at CNN.com, is what Mr. Zakaria has to say about the tolerance level at college campuses around the country:

“American universities seem committed to every kind of diversity except intellectual diversity. Conservative voices and views are being silenced entirely.
“The word liberal in this context has nothing to do with today’s partisan language, but refers instead to the Latin root, pertaining to liberty. And at the heart of liberty in the Western world has been freedom of speech. From the beginning, people understood that this meant protecting and listening to speech with which you disagreed,” Zakaria argued.
“It’s an attitude of self-righteousness that says we are so pure, we’re so morally superior, we cannot bear to hear an idea with which we disagree.
“Liberals think they are tolerant but often they aren’t…(no one) has a monopoly on right or virtue.”

Fareed Zakaria wins Quote Of The Day honors, for doing nothing other than saying what, in a rational world, would be self-evident to just about everyone….but saying it as a CNN host, which means – at least to me – going out on a limb.

Nice to see that level of instestinal fortitude, Mr. Zakaria.  Please don’t make it a one-time-and-out occurrence.

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