Shot: Why Are Schools Abandoning Literature?

Acculturated, April 20th.

Chaser: “If words have no objective meanings then they are nothing more than tokens of power. Powerful people can change their meanings as they please—and change them back just as easily. As liberals like to whine, ‘The meanings of words can change!’ Yes, I suppose that’s true. But why do the definitions of words only change when leftists want them to? Who died and made them the final arbiter of the English language? The rest of us need to stop letting them get away with this nonsense.”

“Meeting the rainbow bullies halfway never works because they see their struggle as a new civil rights movement,” No Pasaran, yesterday.

Hangover: Berkeley students call for “an occupation of syllabi in the social sciences and humanities,” demand Marx and Foucault dropped from curriculum, along with other philosophers, not because they’re far leftists, but because they’re “white men. The syllabus did not include a single woman or person of color.”

“Marx Was an Othering White Male!”, James Lileks, NRO, January 29, 2015.