The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Academic Temple Cult

While university administrators surrender to protest mobs of young barbarians, we behold the decline of cultural literacy: Not only are way too many of today’s students not getting a basic grounding in these things from their schools, but they’re probably not getting it from way too many of their parents, either. No wonder so many […]

Is Your Kid a Weirdo?

  America is in the grip of a crisis, namely a shortage of normal people. Evidence indicates that the population of kooks and freaks is rapidly increasing, and there are simply not enough sane people to keep the weirdos under control. Especially among the under-30 demographic, the United States is struggling to cope with the […]

What Do Student Tantrums Mean?

Keely Mullen (@kjmspeaks) of #MillionStudentMarch. The protests this week that forced the resignation of two top officials at the University of Missouri came on the heels of earlier protests at Yale University that forced an apology from Nicholas Christakis. Meanwhile, students at California’s Claremont McKenna College have staged their own mob action: A CMC student […]

Amanda Marcotte: College Kids Are ‘Under Assault From Reactionary Forces’

The notorious madcap feminist offers an interesting — and by “interesting,” of course, I mean deranged — defense of the protesting student mob at the University of Missouri: Young people are under assault from reactionary forces and most of their grievances are not about imagined slights, but about very serious problems they are facing, on […]

Well, That Didn’t Take Long

A totalitarian professor is in big trouble: Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media at the University of Missouri, ordered a journalist to leave an area where demonstrators had gathered on the Missouri campus. She then called activists to “muscle” the Asian journalist off campus! Today the Mizzou journalism faculty voted to revoke the […]

‘Systemic Racism,’ Anarchy and Incipient Totalitarianism at University of Missouri

The New Regime: Mob rule on the Missouri campus. A frenzied student mob is now running the University of Missouri, having forced the abdication of university system president Tim Wolfe, while chancellor Bowen Loftin will “transition” to another job, the university board announced: Today the board announced a series of initiatives to be implemented over […]

The Godless Men at Yale

Every time I mention William F. Buckley Jr.’s God and Man at Yale here, it sells a few copies via the Amazon Associates link, a surprise that is both pleasant (because I need the money) and troubling, because it bugs me to realize that today, in 2015, there are conservatives who have not yet read […]

Our Moral Superiors™

Tuition at Yale University is $47,600 and you would think, for that kind of money, they could provide decent mental health counseling for students, or maybe screen the applications to make sure they’re not admitting psychotics. Unfortunately, they seem to have an affirmative action quota for lunatics, including students so deluded they think they are “oppressed.” […]

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