An Illustration

by Jay Nordlinger

By now, you have read enough about Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Brandeis University, so I will not say much. Let me offer one thought: Historians, when they write about an age, often struggle to say the necessary about that age. There is just too much, the subject is too big. So they try to sum up the age, or impart a flavor of the age, by little facts or stories or other illustrations.

If we go down — if we are killed by a suicidal political correctness (and I don’t think we will be) — historians will be able to point to the case of Hirsi Ali and Brandeis as an illustration.