Emil Faber got it right: Knowledge Is Good.
The University of Ottawa and protesters, therefore, got it wrong by denying Ann Coulter an opportunity to speak. If some people choose to idolize a barren, bigoted, fornicating, bottle-blonde spinster as a spokesperson for family values, her words should be heard.
Google, on the other hand, appears to have lived up to Faber's motto by discontinuing its mainland Chinese search service instead of complying with the Chinese government's demand for censorship. (IBM, however, could benefit from some soul-searching.)
Knowledge can be disconcerting or even damning, powerful to a point at which even a Pope cannot avoid the judgment of truth.
Whether in the context of caricatured polemicists, faith-rattling disclosures, or investigation of a series of shady circumstances involving city governance, Emil Faber's insight endures: Knowledge Is Good.