Steven PinkerThe ACLU retreats from free speech, declaring, tendentiously and irrelevantly, that speech it doesn’t like can ‘inflict serious harms’ and ‘impede progress,’ writes Wendy Kaminer wsj.com/articles/the-a… via @WSJOpinion
Razib KhanThe ACLU declares that speech it doesn’t like can ‘inflict serious harms’ and ‘impede progress,’ writes Wendy Kaminer wsj.com/articles/the-a… via @WSJOpinion the author, wendy kaminer is of the nadine strossen school.
the old ways are over. only battle now :-)
Countering Trump’s extremism with still more extremism will do no good for any principle of freedom.
Walter OlsonAgree or not, @davidfrum's is the piece on the border situation people will be talking about today. Food for thought: "John Lennon may imagine that without nations there will be only humanity. More likely, without nations there will only be tribes."
Jamie Kirchick.@davidfrum cuts through the emotion and cant on both sides and has written the clearest piece yet on the family separation issue
Jeffrey Goldberg"Like so many human institutions, borders are both arbitrary and indispensable. Without them, there are no nations. Without nations, there can be no democracy and no liberalism." -- Smart @davidfrum piece
Razib KhanVox Says Hyenas Are Feminist; Hyenas Say "What's Feminism?" thestranger.com/slog/2018/06/2… is any biologist surprised that someone whose domain specialty is microbio & immunology would get zoology & ethology all wrong? probably not....
"Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed."
Robby SoaveLeaked memo: the ACLU will consider "effect on marginalized communities" when deciding to take free speech cases
Robby SoaveSome people are too obsessed with the excesses of the campus left, sure. But the mounting hostility to free speech on campus *does* matter: for instance, in an effort to stay cool with young lefties, the ACLU (!) is now humoring the speech-hurts crowd.
reasonLeaked memo: the ACLU will consider "effect on marginalized communities" when deciding to take free speech cases
In an expert analysis commissioned to defend Harvard’s admissions practices against a lawsuit, claiming the elite university discriminates against Asian-American applicants, economist David Card explains that the school uses a complicated...
Rob HendersonThe wealthiest 1% get as many seats at Harvard as the bottom 2/3 of the U.S. population
The median family income of Harvard students is 3X higher than the U.S. median income
“When we decided to do a conference, we weren’t sure if we would get 25 people in the audience—and here we filled the Times Center,” says Debra Mashek, executive director of Heterodox Academy during an interview in midtown Manhattan. “There is broad...
Andy C. NgoLast week some of the victims of the worst excesses of campus fragility & outrage came together to find ways to save the academy from itself. Read my new report
Suzanna Danuta Walters says that while she does not “hate men in some generic way,” it makes sense for women to have “legitimate rage” against a group that has “systematically abused them.”
Clay RoutledgeThe open misandry of this professor is truly something. It is a case study of how people can justify their ideologically-driven prejudice by convincing themselves it is serious scholarship.
Jonathan Kaythe scholar who says it's okay to hate men clears things up by adding that it's also fine to hate white people. as a member of the doubly intersectionalized targeted demographic, I appreciate the clarification.
On August 8, 2015, a day after the University of British Columbia announced the sudden resignation of its president, Arvind Gupta, UBC’s Jennifer Berdahl, professor in Leadership Studies in Gender and Diversity, published a blog post in which she...
Christina SommersOh my God. Read this meticulously reported story about the campaign to destroy Canadian novelist #StevenGalloway. Bravo @bradcran.
#ubcaccountable #canlit @ubccrwr @UBC
Claire Lehmann"In normal times, UBC would have investigated and dismissed the claims against Galloway—as an independent investigator eventually did—while obeying something that at least approximated the norms of due process. But these were not normal times." [email protected]
RazorImmigrant children at detention center sue for 2015 and 2016 abuses including being strapped to a chair naked with sack over head.
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