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The Monitor's View Hear this, oh those who listen

Hecklers who aim to silence campus speakers or elected leaders, sometimes with violence, must not erode a democracy’s commitment to consider a diversity of views in public forums.

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In a recent skit on “Saturday Night Live,” two actors in a mock TV ad invite Americans to live in a new planned city called The Bubble. The glass-encased city is designed to be a “like-minded community of free thinkers – and no one else.”