The Beauty Bias and Forcing Good Outcomes
Robert, I also appreciated your review of The Beauty Bias. I read it during a brief break from my multiple responses (media, blog, op-ed) to the CLS v. Martinez decision. As I deal with the aftermath of UC-Hastings’s efforts to create their own liberal utopia on the west coast, I’m reminded once again of the progressive enterprise that Jonah so aptly describes in Liberal Fascism: the desire to force change, to force “social justice.” Universities are entirely captured by this spirit, incorporating social engineering into their very mission statements. It is no longer enough to be personally opposed to immoral actions and to exhort others to share your convictions. Hence the speech codes, the ideological litmus tests, and the all-comers policy.
Social justice . . . or else.