Can you assess the reasonableness of a speech?

Social scientists say yes.

Remember when conservative writer Charles Murray was shouted off campus at Middlebury College last month by protesters who decried his views as extreme? Well, Murray’s speech, eventually delivered via livestream, wasn’t all that extremist, according to a statistical analysis that should interest speechwriters at the very least for its claim to be able to quantify the reasonableness of a speech.

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