Category Archives: Academia

Oxford’s Freshers’ Fair

I mean, it’s now every single day that a story like this comes out, isn’t it? From The Daily Mail: Oxford University students have banned a Christian union from their college freshers’ fair after saying the religion is ‘damaging’ and ‘an … Continue reading

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The Case For “The Case For Colonialism”

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley’s new paper “The Case for Colonialism”, which I was quite surprised ever got published. Well, right on cue, the article has been yanked and sent to the … Continue reading

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The Long Game

One has to hope that moves like this are exacerbating a crisis to the system, Cloward-Piven style, otherwise it can only be read as a sign that the P.C. Left is winning (at a minimum, in the short term). From … Continue reading

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Scruton: “The Threat of Free Speech in the University”

As I’ve noted recently, I’m particularly interested in the parallels between current P.C. soft totalitarianism and the experience of Soviet era dissidents. From Roger Scruton’s “The Threat of Free Speech in the University”: The fear of heresy arises whenever groups … Continue reading

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Haidt: The Fragile Generation

Jonathan Haidt discusses ‘The Fragile Generation’: ‘I’m very concerned about a phenomenon called “concept creep” – which has been happening to a lot of psychological terms since the 1990s’, he says. ‘When a word like “violence” is allowed to creep … Continue reading

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Professor Fart Whistle

Students attending the University of Texas at Austin are paying to underwrite the antics of Professor Fart Whistle.

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The Princeton Statement

Princeton University has posted “Some Thoughts and Advice for Our Students and All Students” signed by 15 members of prominent Ivy League faculty. We are scholars and teachers at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale who have some thoughts to share and … Continue reading

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NYT: 8/29/17

The NYT continues to platform crazier and crazier SJW mantras, in the forms of normalizing censorship and seeing neo-Nazis behind every tree. Today we have “White ‘Power’ and the Fear of Replacement” by Abigail Levin and Lisa Guenther: Lisa Guenther … Continue reading

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Richard Rorty’s “Achieving Our Country”, 20 Years Later

Conor Friedersdorf has a piece on the late, pomo, leftist philosopher Richard Rorty ‘anticipated’ the rise of Trump. It’s a variation of the emergent theme that the Left, in deifying the concerns of identity politics against all else, are ignoring … Continue reading

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Stay Classy, Trinity College

Meanwhile, from Trinity College in Hartford: A professor at Trinity College wrote that the first responders to last week’s congressional shooting that nearly took Rep. Steve Scalise’s life should have let him and others die because they are white. Trinity … Continue reading

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