Here are a few remarks about campus disciplinary procedures, to follow commentary on events at Reed and Middlebury.
I like to write, but no writer likes a blank page or a blank screen. It’s not a good way to get started, though with blog posts it’s hard to avoid.
Meantime, given the taxes the feds collect, we ought to expect more interesting entertainment from them. When you pay $150 to see a Broadway show, they try to give you your money’s worth. We ought to hold the feds to a higher standard.
I’m not a cybersecurity expert, but I can’t be the only person who has an uncomfortable feeling about today’s reports about how Russian hackers stole data from Yahoo.
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There’s always room for more of everything in a country that has barely gotten started.
What is the alternative? To go the way of Middlebury College, an institution that used to stand for academic integrity.
The college may yet come up with a plan to punish members of the mob who attacked Professor Stanger. It looks doubtful to me right now.
A likely result of such an admonishment is that people on campus become ultra-careful about who they invite to speak.
If we had recognized these villains’ hidden purposes a little earlier – if we had not let them turn their so-called expertise into a powerful Big Brother state of tyranny – we might have saved our democracy. Instead we let elites trade on their knowledge.