Readers ask me from time to time whether any of my classes or lectures are ever taped or live streamed or otherwise available online, and generally they aren’t for a very simple, but perhaps strange-sounding, reason. My classes are either seminars, with lots of wide-ranging discussion that wouldn’t make for good viewing or listening, or lectures, but even my lectures have a conversational, often stream-of-consciousness quality to them that also make them unsuitable for recording I think. I’m a bit like Richard Epstein, who I once heard joke that he can’t even give the same lecture once. Maybe I’ll do it differently some time down the road, or record a cleaned-up version of my notes.
But I did recently give a short presentation at Claremont McKenna College on the state o free speech on college campuses today, outlining the two main threats to it. This is actually just a warmup for a longer lecture I gave on a similar topic recently at Arizona State University, and I’ll post that too in due course. In the meantime, here’s a 13 minute episode of the Power Line Show with my preliminary rants on how free speech and free inquiry is being strangled by the left on campuses everywhere.