November 5, 2017

Sina-cism: Let’s reclaim the liberal arts from today’s liberals

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Liberals are losing focus, Sinacola says.

The left points a finger of blame at Trump for his obvious verbal excesses, but the fault for the breakdown in civility and discourse is unchecked political correctness. Academia’s descent into madness predates Trump by many years.
Chris Sinacola

Chris Sinacola

A generation or two ago, independent thought and expression were alive and well on America’s college campuses. Today, liberal drivel — occasionally punctuated by liberal intolerance and liberal fascism — has all but silenced the liberal arts.

Some incidents — such as the one at Middlebury College in March, when author and sociologist Charles Murray was shouted down and driven from the lecture hall (and a professor assaulted) — garner national attention. For a time, there is discussion over what to do about such intolerance.

The answer, sadly, is usually to forgive such behavior, or punish it so lightly as to encourage more of it. Middlebury claims more than 60 students were disciplined, but none was expelled and none faced criminal charges.

Related Sina-cism: ‘Coming Apart’ at Middlebury, and elsewhere

As disappointing as it is to see students put their education on hold to rudely and violently dismiss anything that might challenge their still developing brains, incidents such as Middlebury’s are not as insidious as the scenarios that play out daily on campuses nationwide.


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