Cambridge University draws a line in the culture wars

Faculty members rebel against a controversial code of conduct on free speech

The challenge to free speech has spread far enough that Cambridge faculty members felt impelled to vote on the matter. PHOTO: AFP

(BLOOMBERG) Boris Johnson isn't the same as Donald Trump, Brexit isn't "Make America Great Again", Britain's racial problems aren't of the same order as those of the United States, and the desire to fight a "culture war" is restricted to a minority of ideologically committed voters on the right and left in the Britain.

Inevitably, parallels between the two countries' political cultures present themselves. But differences matter as much as the similarities.

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