In the Face of “Grotesque Falsehoods,” an Appropriate Response: Yuck!
In the summer 2017 issue of the magazine Modern Age, the English philosopher Roger Scruton takes scalpel, forceps, and vascular clamps—sans anesthesia—to the campus free speech issue, leaving the reader to exclaim, in spite of his surgical care: Yuck!
The Market Has Responded to the Mizzou Protests of 2015
Turmoil at the University of Missouri has caused a 35 percent drop in freshman enrollment since 2015, as the campus has been shunned by students and families put off by, depending on their viewpoint, a culture of racism or one where protesters run amok.
Here’s the good thing about bad times. They make you, often enough, stop dead, saying, “Whassamatter?” And, equally to the point, “What can we do actually to make things better?”
Catholic Professor Asks His Catholic College to Hire More Catholics, They Ask Him to Leave
Dr. Tony Esolen argued for the hiring of more faithful Catholic faculty members. Providence’s faculty ran him off.
The Left Eats Its Own At Evergreen State College
The motto of 46-year-old Evergreen State College, “a progressive, public liberal arts and science college” in Olympia, Wash., is Omnia Extares – which translates loosely as “Let it all hang out.” And, oh, boy, do they ever.
Listening in Order to Learn–What a Thought!
“The more different we get, the harder it becomes to engage in conversation because at some point, if you now get with those people and try and talk with them, you don’t even understand what they’re talking about because they see the world in a very different way.” – Art Markman
Are We Witnessing the Start of a New Free Speech Movement?
Has a Newtonian reaction begun – a pushback by students who understand the value of hearing and appropriating a variety of viewpoints?
Who Will Restore Free Speech On American Campuses?
We live in a moment when mass hysterias override and drive away the reasonableness our civilization once took as a cornerstone of the good life, the life of ordered liberty. Campus disorders merely reflect the mental and moral disorders of the time.
Rape Culture and Due Process
William Murchison gives his take on Johnson and Taylor’s new book “The Campus Rape Panic: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities” in light of a survey showing 15 percent of undergraduate women at the University of Texas have been raped.
Glimmers of Hope at Middlebury
Credit the New York Times with digging a little ways beneath the toxic surface of the Middlebury College disorders to find out what students there are presently thinking about the protest that injured a professor and closed down the sociologist Charles Murray’s intended lecture.