7.14.2017

Too Short for a Blog Post, Too Long for a Tweet LXXVII

Here's an excerpt from an article I recently read, "A Columbia Professor's Critique of Campus Politics," in the Atlantic Magazine:

The idea that I disagree with you and that makes you a bad person, that might not be new. Because people were having that on the Upper West Side during Nixon, for example. It wasn't just, I disagree with you about Nixon. It was, you're a bad person. I think that now, more specifically, the problem is, “you're a bad person and you should not speak,” that's what is new.

Today the idea is that you walk out of the room, you can't hear it, because the space isn't safe. That's a theatrical gesture. It should be used for auditions.

That's what the problem is, I think.



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