Now it's reversed itself. Here Strangers to Dissent, Liberals Try to Stifle It Michael Barone has an irrefutable analysis of the situation. It's with good cause that Chester Finn has called American universities and colleges "islands of repression in a sea of freedom." Now Obama, who knows little else but this repression, is attempting to expand it, nullifying the American experiment in republicanism. Gone are the days of the self-reliant man in this country. Talk about a dying breed! We're nearly extinct, Harry Boy!