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James F. Birge

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James F. Birge is president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Articles by James F. Birge

OPINION: We are too great to hate

Sunday, 11 Nov 2018 - Difference enriches us and makes the world — and our country — a more interesting, vibrant, compassionate place. The United States, indeed, is built on that. We are also a nation that holds dear the concept of free speech — but threats and hateful words, whether violent or rhetorical, go beyond that concept. Free speech is a responsibility as much as a right.