Apparently I am rather rare among my friends to be deeply disturbed by what this article in The Atlantic labels “the new intolerance of student activism.” I guess I’m either old fashioned, insensitive, or both, but the fact that someone belongs to an oppressed group does not license any kind of behavior on his part, or a complete disregard for standards of civility and rationality.
Why do intelligent people believe stupid things? Ben Carson as a case study.
What? A progressive liberal such as myself suggesting an article in a conservative magazine, about a book written by a conservative that bashes some of the cultural icons of the New Left? Yup. And with good reasons, I think.
The sad realities of the so-called “sharing economy.”
Thoughtful article in Aeon about trigger warnings, tracing the history of the idea that books are dangerous, and pointing out that we may be witnessing the first time in history when it is potential readers, not the State or religious authorities, who want to enforce censorship.