Michael Bloomberg warns of intolerance on a college Campus is dangerous for the democracy

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America’s increasingly polarized political discourse-including on the college Campus — the future of democracy is threatened, Michael Bloomberg argued in a recent editorial.

Writing on the Bloomberg news Website, the 77-year-old billionaire former mayor of New York City, notes that the Americans will always differ also not willing to with people whose ideas of their own, as exemplified by the supporters and opponents of President Trump.

“Without commitment,” Bloomberg writes, “liberal democracy may not survive.”


He adds that the Americans used in order to move forward productively after the elections, regardless of which side won, but now seems to be crippled by absolutism and intolerance.

“To put it simply,” Bloomberg writes, “a healthy democracy is about living with differences, not eliminate them.”

“To put it simply, a healthy democracy is about living with differences, not eliminate them.”

— Michael Bloomberg

“Without the commitment that a liberal democracy can not survive,” Michael Bloomberg wrote in a recent editorial. (Associated Press)

He refers to the universities as a good example, citing the experience of Steven Gerrard, a professor at Williams College in Massachusetts.

Students said Gerrard an “enemy of the people” after he pleaded for Williams, with other schools in the signing of the Chicago Declaration, published by the Committee for free expression at the University of Chicago, the calls for the freedom of speech is of Central importance for the school and University environments.

The students distributed a letter, in the so-called free speech-a term that “has been co-opted by extreme right-wing and liberal parties as a discursive cover for racism, xenophobia, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and classism.”

According to Bloomberg, “This view suggests that universities, and the act of thinking.

“Incredibly,” he adds, “many seem to be willing to try.”


He notes that fewer than 70 have been adopted by more than 4,000 facilities throughout the United States, or supports the Chicago statement and claimed that the lack of support has contributed to promote intolerance in the culture.

In the end, Bloomberg writes, a democracy cannot survive if its people are not willing to discuss the areas of the dispute or the extension of the political bitterness in business-boycotts, and other expressions of intolerance.

To speak of “the restoration of the ability to resist, without mortal enemies,” he writes, “is a new and urgent civic duty.”

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