Last night, after I wrote my brief post about the UC Regents decision regarding free speech and anti-Zionism, I thought about the matter. I felt that we should not be really celebrating the decision as a victory for free speech. It should be seen as a regression of democracy. The matter should not have come to that in the first place. We should not celebrate the basic and axiomatic right to criticize a foreign government and an ideology. The harm to democracy has already been done by deliberating the matter. This was a setback for democracy regardless of the outcome.