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Peter Wood on The Victims’ Revolution


I wrote about Bruce Bawer’s book and so did Peter Wood, in a Minding the Campus essay.

Among other points that I didn’t mention, Peter goes into the dismissive review dished out in the New York Times. It’s revealing that the NYT editor realized that the book couldn’t be ignored, but had to be panned. I think the explanation is that among the leftist tribe, it’s just forbidden to speak ill of other tribe members. The purveyors of all the nonsense and disinformation that’s heaped on students in identity-studies programs are, after all, dedicated leftists. It wouldn’t be fitting for the great leftist paper to allow criticism of any part of the project of undermining capitalism, private property, individual rights, and other aspects of life that don’t mesh with the collectivist worldview. 


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