Friday, March 7, 2014

The North American Campus Today: The Agony of Moral Defeat

As Kate says-what's the opposite of diversity?


This is quite an excellent piece by a non-liberal academic. 

"In their mission to protect the sensibilities and emotional well-being of identified campus victim groups, universities, often violating their own written guidelines and codes of behavior, have also instituted speech codes to prevent what is generally called “hate speech” now, but which has become a perverse tactic to marginalize, and exclude, the speech and ideology of those with whom liberals and Leftists do not agree..."

The university in a nutshell (of course I refer mostly, but not exclusively to the humanities):

The whole problem with the world,” observed philosopher Bertrand Russell, “is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”

Read the whole thing.