The role of colleges and universities in America used to be to encourage intellectual thought and discussion. But Charles Kesler, one of America’s most prominent conservative professors and a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, says free speech and thought are under assault on campuses around the country.

Today’s liberal campus protesters, Kesler says in our on-camera interview, “have a sort of psychological fragility which the old ’60s left didn’t exhibit.”

“I’m offended” is the mantra of student protesters today, he says, arguing that is different from saying, “I disagree.”

The latter response, Kesler argues, would start a discussion. The former aims to shut it down.

Watch and see what you think.