I started out today thinking about chastising the careless use of the term “tolitarianism” by both Left and Right—who generally accuse their opponents of the T word. 385 more words
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Michael Ledeen, PJ MEDIA
Shutting down a speaker, or a professor, or a book with which you strongly disagree is nothing new. Indeed, if there’s anything really new about Brandeis’ disinvitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, it’s that they invited her at all, no matter how briefly.
The sociologist Norman Birnbaum recently wrote a Letter to the Editor of The Nation about Heidegger’s anti-Semitism.
…Heidegger, a self-proclaimed antagonist of a technological civilization he considered to be soul-destroying, in his notebooks deplored the Jewish affinity for “modernity.” The use of the term by Heidegger and others does not suffer from excesses of precision. 578 more words
In a sharp take on the left, Freddie deBoer asks, “Is the social justice left really abandoning free speech?” Drawing on this report about an incident at the University of California at Santa Barbara… 632 more words