Introducing The New Criterion’s discussion of academic intolerance in an essay entitled “Free Speech and the Academy,” Roger Kimball uses George Orwell’s 1984 as a point of comparison.

Orwell intended Nineteen Eighty-four as a warning, an admonition. Our academic social justice warriors, supposing they are even aware of Orwell’s work, would seem to regard it as a plan of action. It was to shine some light into those tenebrous caverns of orthodoxy that we convened this symposium on free speech and the academy.