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Those are awfully aggressive snowflakes

h/t Heather MacDonald in yesterday’s WSJ, in which she argues that ‘Academic intolerance is the product of ideological aggression, not a psychological disorder.” This soft totalitarianism is routinely misdiagnosed as primarily a psychological disorder. Young “snowflakes,” the thinking goes, have … Continue reading

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The people who say rotten things and the people who want to punish them

Charles C.W. Cooke writes about “hate speech hogwash.” There is no such thing as “hate speech” in American jurisprudence, nor is there any associated or comparable principle that comes close to it. Whatever moral determinations an individual might make about the hatefulness of … Continue reading

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Two sides of the same very sad little coin

h/t Kevin D. Williamson in Gangs of Berkeley: There is no budding fascist movement in the United States. But every gang needs an enemy, so they have invented one. This isn’t to say that sundry whackos and Twitter warriors do … Continue reading

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When speakers need police escort on and off college campuses, an alarm bell should be going off

Heather MacDonald writes in City Journal argues that “All who cherish free expression, especially on campuses, must combat the growing zeal for censorship.” American college students are increasingly resorting to brute force, and sometimes criminal violence, to shut down ideas they … Continue reading

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Competing narratives that can’t be bridged?

John O’Sullivan responds to this column by Ross Douthat in which the latter posits that there is a “struggle for dominance between the two American nations — not the rich and the poor, but the old and the new.” The … Continue reading

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Baldwin and Obama

VDH writes, in Obama Is America’s Version of Stanley Baldwin, that “Both leaders put their successors in a dangerous geopolitical position.” (A)s was true of Europe between 1933 and 1939, the world grew more dangerous and reached the brink of war. … Continue reading

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Testosterone poisoning

I done my best to teach my daughters about testosterone poisoning and its dangers. h/t Jonah Goldberg: The male inclination for violence has a lot to do with testosterone, which is most plentiful in young men who, in their natural … Continue reading

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