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Disgrace at Swarthmore



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Peter Wood has a superb Minding the Campus essay on the disgraceful behavior of some students and two administrators at Swarthmore (including the president), who evidently believe that it is all right to shout down people who disagree with you.

Last year, Greg Lukianoff entitled his book on the rise of intolerance on campus “Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate.” If there’s ever a new edition of the book, the ugly tactics of the divestment mob will have to be included.

Imagine how different things would have been if the topic had been “Should Obamacare Be Repealed?” and the unruly mob had been students demanding that it should be and that no one who disagreed should be allowed to speak.



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