On Tolerance and Charity

by Ramesh Ponnuru

From my new Bloomberg column:

Once upon a time, Americans were able to go whole days, weeks even, without calling on someone to be fired for something they had said. Not anymore.

The latest offender in the dock is George Will. A petition called for the Washington Post to end Will’s long-standing column because he had allegedly written “that sexual assault victims on college campuses enjoy a privileged status” — to quote the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s explanation for dropping the column from syndication.