The vilification of those who differ, the use of social control to punish, dividing all into victims and oppressors—what Ryszard Legutko describes is no longer a small cloud on the horizon.
The EO merely requires agencies to ‘take appropriate steps’ to ‘encourage institutions’ to promote free speech and debate. Much, much more is needed.
No repercussions for missing class for engaging in political protests! No Koch brothers money! Firing professors who write op-eds that make them sad!
For refusing to support a transgender statement, Isabella Chow has been attacked, threatened, and disaffiliated from the campus organization she was representing as a senator, with nearly no opportunity to respond.
A protestor’s sign put it, ‘Rule of law = white supremacy, violence against [people of color], violence against immigrants.’ These were law students protesting the rule of law.
Despite antiseptic portrayals throughout American media, Antifa are more than ‘anti-fascists.’ Antifa provide the violent complement to academic neo-Marxism.
Several recent demonstrations at various colleges across the country illustrate nicely the incoherent temper-tantrum style of politics that currently dominates campus life.
After Edith Macias ripped the hat off a fellow student’s head, she brought it to the student life offices, expecting its owner to be punished.
A sex toy protest out on the cold, wet sidewalk punctuated the right-leaning students inside the warm lecture hall hearing their ideas and intuitions confirmed.
One might wonder why Jeff Sessions would take the time to say such obvious things, but to judge by the reactions it appears many Americans do indeed need a free speech 101 class.
While addressing a group of students at Georgetown Law on Tuesday, Jeff Sessions said his department would protect the First Amendment rights of college students across the country.
Earlier this week around 100 people covered a UVA statue of Thomas Jefferson ‘in a black shroud…adorning it with signs that dubbed the former president a ‘racist’ and ‘rapist.’
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.
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