Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Kos Will Be Here Next Week

As mentioned here last month, the University of Arkansas announced today that Markos Moulitsas, who created the aclaimed political blog Daily Kos, will visit campus October 24 to discuss free speech and the Internet. Moulitsas will speak at 7 p.m. next Wednesday in room 218 of Walker Hall, across from the Harmon Street parking facility. The program is free and open to the public.

"Whether readers agree with the perspective of the Daily Kos on any given stance doesn't matter to Moulitsas nearly as much as ensuring people have the right to disagree and say so," said the UA news release with an aplomb that casually ignores that institution's policies and practices to the contrary.

Moulitsas is the fall 2007 presenter for Difficult Dialogues, a project funded by the Ford Foundation to promote discussion of controversial perspectives on campus and in the northwest Arkansas community. This year's focus is freedom of speech and the media. For additional information, contact Bill Schwab, chair, department of sociology and criminal justice, (479) 575-7270,

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