Thank you, Candace, for posting Kurt Westergaard’s thoughts about Yale. Most striking to me was his statement that he “would not send [his] child to any school where there is such uniformity and conformity of thought and attitude.” Of course, one hallmark of this “conformity” is the unshakeable conviction by these students and professors that they are brave dissenters from an oppressive culture. Their own conformity chokes out internal dissent, while the (false) sense of their own bravery breeds self-righteousness with viral speed and thoroughness.
It must be nice to live as a “dissenter” while thinking and acting like virtually everyone else you know. You get all the fun of rebellion with none of the consequence.