Introduction : the debate and its origins / Paul Berman The big chill? : interview with Dinesh D'Souza / Dinesh D'Souza and Robert MacNeil On differences : Modern Language Association presidential address 1990 / Catharine R. Stimpson The periphery v. the center : the MLA in Chicago / Roger Kimball The storm over the university / John Searle Public image limited : political correctness and the media's big lie / Michael Berubé The value of the canon / Irving Howe The politics of knowledge / Edward W. Said Whose canon is it, anway? / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Why de we read? / Katha Pollitt "Speech codes" on the campus and problems of free speech / Nat Hentoff Freedom of hate speech / Richard Perry and Patricia Williams There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too / Stanley Fish The statement of the Black Faculty Caucus / Ted Gordon and Wahneema Lubiano. Radical English / George F. Will Critics of attempts to democratize the curriculum are waging a campaign to misrepresent the work of responsible professors / Paula Rothenberg Multiculturalism : e pluribus plures / Diane Ravitch Multiculturalism : an exchange / Molefi Kete Asante The prospect before us / Hilton Kramer P.C. rider / Enrique Fernández Diverse new world / Cornel West The challenge for the left / Barbara Ehrenreich.