The people the university is now turning away or restricting have gone from large-scale provocateur types to people progressives simply can’t argue with and therefore want ignored.
Hell and fury this is not, but it’s infinitely preferable to the boastful cowardice on display from Middlebury, and may discourage future thuggery.
U.S. taxpayers are spending an annual $4 trillion on higher education in this country, and these are the outcomes. Everyone paying attention has caught on by now.
It does not matter what your opinion is of Betsy DeVos, booing her during a speech is disrespectful and intellectually lazy.
The press release for a new poll makes the welcome claim that ‘Vast, Silent Majority of Millennials Overwhelmingly Support Religious and Social Freedoms.’ Alas, the results are more complicated.
Middlebury College in Vermont says it had identified ‘more than 70 individuals’ who may have violated campus policies during a riot over social scientist Charles Murray’s presence.
As governor of California, Ronald Reagan had to deal with rioting at UC-Berkeley. He sure didn’t tell police to stand down, like officials have for recent protests of conservative speakers.
The university isn’t really concerned about campus safety. It just wants to make student rioters happy.
Progressive college students seem to think violence is okay as long as it’s silencing ‘hate speech.’ Someone should tell them there’s no such thing.
The world has more than 900 women’s studies programs, and thousands of classes about women in literature. English professor Dennis Gouws tries to teach one ‘men in literature’ class, and it’s one too many.
A long list of professors have agreed to challenge their classrooms, and this will make a difference within the lecture halls, but that’s not enough.
Shouting down or shutting down speech isn’t a triumph against ignorance; it perpetuates ignorance.
Progressives are now horrified at the fervor with which students carry out their ideas—but they are still the ones who enlisted these youngsters in the first place.
Liberals need to appreciate the dangers posed by a radical movement that rejects the principles of intellectual freedom and freedom of expression.
If people choose to protest with as light a provocation as someone such as Mike Huckabee provides, then life will become miserably dominated by political ideology.
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