US Campus Protests — On The Importance of Free Speech & Anti-War Protests

Jakub Ferencik
10 min readApr 25, 2024

Anti-war protests have always been a part of political activism in the US. We forget, however, that as they were happening, many of the same activists we celebrate today were condemned as being fundamentally “un-American” and even “traitors.”

This happened at protests against the Korean War, the Vietnam War, NATO intervention in the Balkans, and the Iraq War in 2003.

We can disagree with protests against specific conflicts and discuss their necessity. What we might have a more…

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Jakub Ferencik

Journalist in Prague | Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views