The police could have moved the white supremacists to the back of the park and loaded them on buses. Instead, the Klan was pushed out onto E. Market Street, where Antifa was waiting.
The next time an American wants to generalize and paint all police officers negatively, think about the viral image of Charlottesville police officer Darius Ricco Nash.
The kind of political violence we saw in Charlottesville this weekend is designed to force Americans to sort themselves into warring camps over two sets of losers.
The conflict between anti-fascists and fascists has been simmering for decades as they’ve been firing shots at each other and gathering recruits.
Are we just as racist and divided and barbaric as we were in Detroit, given recent events like Ferguson, Charlottesville, and Baltimore? Or have we made progress?
The old bigots are swiftly aging out of influence, while the already meager influence of the new racists, out of all proportion to the attention they have attracted, is continuing to wane.
Identity politics of any stripe is not conservatism. Both fascists and communists oppose the core principles of the political right.
The ominous warning of Charlottesville’s riots is that we are letting politics descend into a brutal, unprincipled brawl between two illiberal caricatures.
Middlebury College has mildly sanctioned students involved in attacking a professor and banging on car and building windows during a Charles Murray visit.
What’s most disturbing is that the judges’ decision is a capitulation not only to Islamic law but to the demands of the mob.
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.
The last 25 years of urban unrest in America, and around the world, show how rapidly domestic tranquility can collapse when law enforcement steps aside or is overwhelmed.
In a statement to the Washington Post, University of California-Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof described the cancellation as an effort ‘to keep students and the speaker herself safe.’
Those known as the ‘resistance’ are fundamentally and potentially irrevocably altering the norms of civil discourse rooted in the First Amendment.
Liberals need to appreciate the dangers posed by a radical movement that rejects the principles of intellectual freedom and freedom of expression.
It’s past time to ponder the quote from Thomas Jefferson: ‘If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.’
A UC-Berkeley mob pepper-sprayed a woman, injured six people, started fires, and destroyed buildings, all to prevent a speaker from speaking at the birthplace of the free speech movement.
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