“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech"   (Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790)
It was a couple of weeks before I was supposed to graduate with my BA degree. I came home from work to find my answering machine flashing. There was a message for me to call the Dean’s office urgently. In all my time as an undergrad I had never had to contact the Dean’s office, and of course the first thing that came to my mind was that there was a problem with my course credits and they were calling to say that I would not be able to graduate. It was too late to call so I tossed and turned all night trying to figure out what could be wrong.