Saturday, June 17, 2017

Evergreen State College: Left Wing Hell Hole

From Vice News on HBO:

WARNING: LANGUAGE



Two particularly good articles on the situation there are:

“The Appalling Protests at Evergreen State College” in The Weekly Standard. And . . .

“How a Campus Fight Drove 2 Left-Leaning Professors to Fox News” in the The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The latter article is particularly interesting, showing how a left-wing academic couple, who had the usual biases against Fox News, found that liberal outlets ignored their plight. According to the article:
Still, the two professors feel as if they made the right decision to take their concerns to Fox News. In the weeks since Mr. Weinstein appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Ms. Heying [Weinstein’s spouse], who has been monitoring her husband’s email, said he had received “hundreds and hundreds” of warm messages from people whom he and his wife might never have considered allies.

“Before May 26 I had the same knee-jerk reaction to Fox News that all of my liberal colleagues do,” said Ms. Heying. “I don’t feel that way anymore.”
Increasingly, leftists who retain some concern with academic rigor (and thus worry about affirmative action hiring and flaky curriculum) and with free speech find themselves allied with conservatives.

We’d love to argue with Weinstein about his leftist views on economics and politics. That’s what people in academia are supposed to do.

But right now, he is facing down fascists whose only argument is “shut up!”

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