In case you hadn’t noticed, @terryteachout, my Twitter account, was hacked on Sunday morning as part of a cross-platform attack on my social-media presence. The objective, it appears, was ransom: I…
Bradley Campbell"So that’s how Twitter Support responds when my verified account is hacked, obscene and racist messages are posted on it, and a ransom request is made to me by telephone."—@TerryTeachout1
Decades of distinguished film criticism counted for nothing when the SJWs came after him for a single tasteless joke
Bradley Campbell"Hard-line progressives and gutless liberals are allowing it to happen. If they can knock off a writer as substantial and as talented as David Edelstein over an extremely minor infraction like this, nobody is safe from the illiberal Left."—@roddreher
A group of academics recently announced plans to launch a new journal focused on research that its authors fear could lead to a backlash, putting their careers and perhaps even their physical safety in danger. With these concerns in mind, the...
“I want to apologize. I recognize that this moment is a deeply painful one—internally and externally,” wrote Facebook’s VP of public policy, Joel Kaplan, in a Sep. 28 note to Facebook staff. This followed the publication of photographs showing...
Over the past few years, social justice activists have demonstrated an increased ability to suppress controversial viewpoints. To take a few examples: A few months ago, mathematician Theodore Hill described in a Quillette essay how progressive...
Bradley Campbell"College campuses, and increasingly social media and even broader society, are becoming more Panopticon-like, where everyone is observing everyone else for violations of the rules of social justice."—@safeortrue in @QuilletteM
My coauthor Bradley Campbell has a new piece in Quillette: "The Free Speech Crisis on Campus is Worse than People Think."Even a lot of people who seem receptive to the argument in our book shy awa
Bradley Campbell"While there are surely cynics in the crowd, knowingly taking advantage of whatever provides them with power or stature or a means to punish their enemies, there is also no shortage of true believers...[who] won’t easily give up the faith."—@SocialGeometer
Last month Samuel Abrams, a politics professor at Sarah Lawrence College, published an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators.” Abrams, who describes himself as conservative leaning, pointed to...
Bradley Campbell"Condemning them, or worse, calling them names or trying to trigger them, won’t help anything. Neither will simply ignoring them... If you want to save the academy, you’ll need to start by offering an alternative moral vision."—from my piece in @QuilletteM
Heterodox Academy understands advocating for viewpoint diversity to include, but also transcend, addressing the dearth of political diversity on campus.
Bradley Campbell@SocialGeometer@HdxAcademy Their priorities are odd: " Pushing back against these trends, literally the only official position HxA has taken as an organization so far has been to condemn Professor Watchlist."
You can’t fight for academic freedom from behind a pseudonym.
Bradley Campbell"Academics who hold unpopular views are more likely to be socially ostracised.... But that is a small price to pay for the privilege of contributing to the struggle against the enemies of academic freedom."— @Furedibyte
Samuel Abrams says the college's president accused him of "attacking" the community and suggested he might be looking for a new job.
Bradley CampbellThe reaction from Abrams's university, Sarah Lawrence College? His office door was vandalized and messages like "Our right to exist is not 'ideological,' asshole" and "go teach somewhere else, maybe Charlottesville" posted. (3)
What happens when reviewers spend more time focusing on the motives of authors than the merits of their claims?
Bradley Campbell"But...perhaps the most prominent skeptical review [of The Coddling of the American Mind]...spent little time arguing about its actual claims. Instead, it focused on the attributes of its authors..."—@conor64