Normand Baillargeon insistait il y a peu sur tendance qu'il considère inquiétante sur nos campus, celle d'éviter les débats. Frank Bruni effectue la même réflexion au sujet des campus américains. Ne doit-on y débattre que d'idées qui plaisent ou ne choquent pas?
“I don’t want you to be safe, ideologically,” he told them. “I don’t want you to be safe, emotionally. I want you to be strong. That’s different. I’m not going to pave the jungle for you. Put on some boots, and learn how to deal with adversity.”
“You are creating a kind of liberalism that the minute it crosses the street into the real world is not just useless, but obnoxious and dangerous,” he added. “I want you to be offended every single day on this campus. I want you to be deeply aggrieved and offended and upset, and then to learn how to speak back. Because that is what we need from you.”