You’ve perhaps seen items here and there about the decision by the president of Arkansas Tech in Russellville to stop production of a play, “Assassins,” supposedly because gunshots were fired in the production. He cited recent events at Northern Illinois. But is that the whole story?

At a minimum, it was a poor defense of speech in the academy and a pitiful commentary on the president’s view of the maturity of his community.

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Today, I received a letter on the matter from an Arkansas Tech alum. I share it on the jump. I hope more will be written about this in the days ahead.

SPEAKING OF DRAMA: Kelly Ford was right about “Doubt,” the Rep’s current production. Good show and thought-provoking. Not pablum, by any means.

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