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!
“Progressives” – So Eager to Impute Racism Where There is None
Whenever people don’t have good arguments on the merits, they turn to ad hominem attacks. That’s what we are seeing in the battle over racial preferences.
At UC Berkeley, Freedom of Speech Is a Security Risk
University of California, Berkley, once the home of the free speech movement, is now the home of censorship and suppression of diverse ideas. Its most recent tactic? Using “campus safety” as a smokescreen to hinder conservative thought from penetrating the university’s bubble.
To Restore Campus Free Speech Nationwide, Secretary DeVos Should Look to Wisconsin
Last week, the Wisconsin state assembly stepped up to defend free speech at its state colleges and universities. Its “Campus Free Speech Act” calls for the suspension or even expulsion of students who disrupt approved campus speakers.
Evergreen Students Fight “Institutional Racism” With Actual Racism
The Evergreen protestors claim to be fighting “institutional racism” and “promoting equality,” yet their movement does nothing but exacerbate racial tensions and promote inequality.
Year Of The Shout-down: Worse Than You Think For Campus Free Speech
Shout-downs are not being disciplined. Universities regularly move to calm public outrage with vague promises of action against disruptors. Yet rarely is anything done. I know of no single instance of serious discipline for any of this year’s many shout-downs.
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.
“For Want of A Degree”: Free speech “victor” denied master’s degree he earned. Can your college or university help?
Nine years after DeJohn v. Temple University, disabled combat veteran Christian DeJohn is still burdened by the weight of a profound, unresolved loss: the master’s degree he rightfully earned, but never got.
Universities, Free Speech, and the Rise of the Spit-Viper Left
Disruptions and attacks come almost entirely from an emergent Spit-Viper Left, drawn from a motley collection of campus grievance groups that are angry, uninformed, anti-intellectual and uniformly illiberal in their attitudes and beliefs.
American Higher Education: An Autopsy
Throughout American history, our colleges and universities have enjoyed a respect, even a reverence, from the American people. And for good reason: A college degree has long been seen as the ticket to the American Dream—as the merit-based path onward and upward. No more.