Universities have consistently underestimated the power of a furious public. At the same time, they’ve overestimated the power of student activists, who have only as much influence as administrators give them. Far from avoiding controversy, administrators who respond to campus radicals with cowardice and capitulation should expect to pay a steep price for years.
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It’s a strange argument. Is Andrew Anglin, who runs the neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer, more mainstream than Linda Sarsour? Are KKK rallies in Virginia better attended or more prominent than leftist anti-Jewish marches in Chicago? Of course they’re not. Why, then, the systemic focus on the alt-right? I pressed Gutnick for an answer; I never heard back.
One of the best summaries of the problems on college campuses. Free speech isn’t a public good: it’s an individual right. Opposition to freedom of speech is simply a denial of another person’s humanity.
The hypocrisy on the progressive far left is astounding. They rant and rave about evil stealing corporations controlling everything yet rejoice when said corporations show support for their ideology. They despise populist agendas like the growing concern over radical Islam’s growth yet support worthless gestures like banning flags and other forms of expression regardless of context.