THE DEMISE OF COMEDY ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES: Caitlin Flanagan has a great new article in The Atlantic about how today’s college students want their comedy “100 percent risk-free” so that it does “not trigger or upset or mildly trouble a single student.” FIRE actually has a comedy coming out soon about this very topic called Can We Take a Joke?— check it out and like it on Facebook.
I, too, have a forthcoming feature article in The Atlantic that I co-authored with best selling author and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. We take a unique perspective on free speech on campus, examining it through the lens of psychology. Keep an eye out for the article in the September issue of The Atlantic. I’ll be sure to let readers know when it is posted to the website next week.