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Quote from Benno C. Schmidt,

"The most serious problems of freedom of expression in our society today exist on our campuses. The assumption seems to be that the purpose of education is to induce correct opinion rather than to search for wisdom and to liberate the mind….Attitudes on campuses often presage tendencies in the larger society. If that is so with respect to freedom of expression, the erosion of principle we have seen throughout our society in recent years may be only the beginning…"


Benno C. Schmidt (more quotes by Benno C. Schmidt or books by/about Benno C. Schmidt)

President, Yale University


Speech, March 1991


President, Speech


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