Suppose two people are arguing. One says: "It is wrong for the university to cancel Professor X's speech because of his political views." The other says: "Professor X has intolerable views that mustn't be given a platform."
I was thinking, instead of arguing about Professor X, they could argue about the range of possibilities for the university's policies on speeches. The extremes in either direction. On one hand the university could allow everyone a platform (including Hitler). On the other hand, no one is allowed a platform.
So I came up with the sentence below, and I'm looking for something to replace "point on the spectrum".
We need to define the high and low ends of the spectrum and pick an agreeable point on the spectrum.