Archive for March, 2017

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The rise of victimhood on campus

March 8, 2017

Here’s an interesting excerpt from a presentation given by Jonathon Haidt last October at Duke University.

The full, hour-long presentation was called “Two incompatible sacred values in American universities“, if you care to watch it.

Haidt’s comments reminded me of ones by Thomas Sowell in this clip from an C-SPAN interview in 1990. This clip is a 13-minute excerpt (also by YouTuber Gravitahn).

Here’s the full, hour-long C-SPAN interview.

Update: And here’s a third excerpt; this one’s from Nadine Strossen’s keynote address at a conference held by FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education). Ms. Strossen was formerly the president of the ACLU.

Strossen’s full presentation (42 minutes).

Since I don’t spend any time on college campuses, nor much time around college students, I can’t say how accurate these assessments and recommendations are from first-hand knowledge.

But I find these interesting because they seem to agree with so much of what I read in the daily news. It’s always possible that the news is full of hyperbole, of course, but there seems to be a lot of reports on this topic and they tend to agree with one another, regardless of their sources.

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More on language

March 5, 2017

Here’s Jonathon Pie (Tom Walker) with another good rant.

Mind the volume; Jonathon gets a little salty – as usual.

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