on 06 Mar 2017 18:45
on 06 Mar 2017 19:04
Despite identifying as a Democrat, Stanger encourages open debate in her classroom.
Leaving the event, Stanger was confronted with “an angry mob,” that repeatedly assaulted her as she tried protecting Murray. In this moment, Stanger “feared for [her] life.” Stanger later went to the hospital for a neck injury sustained during the attacks.
Describing the school’s initial reaction, Stanger expressed surprise that Middlebury faculty members “had rendered judgement on Dr. Murray’s work and character” despite “openly admitting that they had not read anything he had written.”
on 06 Mar 2017 20:10
"They had effectively dehumanized me." - Woman professor injured in attack by leftistsDespite identifying as a Democrat, Stanger encourages open debate in her classroom.Leaving the event, Stanger was confronted with “an angry mob,” that repeatedly assaulted her as she tried protecting Murray. In this moment, Stanger “feared for [her] life.” Stanger later went to the hospital for a neck injury sustained during the attacks.Describing the school’s initial reaction, Stanger expressed surprise that Middlebury faculty members “had rendered judgement on Dr. Murray’s work and character” despite “openly admitting that they had not read anything he had written.”
on 06 Mar 2017 20:16
Wikipedia wrote:Discussing a possible future political outcome of an intellectually stratified society, the authors stated that they "fear that a new kind of conservatism is becoming the dominant ideology of the affluent – not in the social tradition of an Edmund Burke or in the economic tradition of an Adam Smith but 'conservatism' along Latin American lines, where to be conservative has often meant doing whatever is necessary to preserve the mansions on the hills from the menace of the slums below." Moreover, they fear that increasing welfare will create a "custodial state" in "a high-tech and more lavish version of the Indian reservation for some substantial minority of the nation's population." They also predict increasing totalitarianism: "It is difficult to imagine the United States preserving its heritage of individualism, equal rights before the law, free people running their own lives, once it is accepted that a significant part of the population must be made permanent wards of the states."
on 06 Mar 2017 21:20
It is not news that the world is unfair.
on 07 Mar 2017 07:46
That’s not how it works. I understand that it is difficult when young people find themselves betrayed by “democracy.” It’s a stunning realization when you discover that a substantial part of the American population disagrees with you. After all, you took classes at the best schools, where they told you how smart you are; you gathered into discussion groups where “I feel that...” counts as an argument. You feel right now, for the first time, that the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction. Welcome to my world, except that I’ve had that feeling for decades.
on 07 Mar 2017 14:37
on 07 Mar 2017 21:30
JMT wrote:You can't make this shit up.
Group banned from social media for pointing out University's lack of free speech
Wikipedia wrote:Censorship in the United Kingdom
Censorship in the United Kingdom has a long history with variously stringent and lax laws in place at different times.
British citizens have a negative right to freedom of expression under the common law. In 1998, the United Kingdom incorporated the European Convention, and the guarantee of freedom of expression it contains in Article 10, into its domestic law under the Human Rights Act. However, there is a broad sweep of exceptions including threatening or abusive words or behaviour intending or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress or cause a breach of the peace (which has been used to prohibit racist speech targeted at individuals), sending another any article which is indecent or grossly offensive with an intent to cause distress or anxiety (which has been used to prohibit speech of a racist or anti-religious nature), incitement, incitement to racial hatred, incitement to religious hatred, incitement to terrorism including encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications, glorifying terrorism, collection or possession of a document or record containing information likely to be of use to a terrorist, treason including advocating for the abolition of the monarchy (which cannot be successfully prosecuted) or compassing or imagining the death of the monarch, sedition, obscenity, indecency including corruption of public morals and outraging public decency, defamation, prior restraint, restrictions on court reporting including names of victims and evidence and prejudicing or interfering with court proceedings, prohibition of post-trial interviews with jurors, time, manner, and place restrictions, harassment, privileged communications, trade secrets, classified material, copyright, patents, military conduct, and limitations on commercial speech such as advertising.
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