The Corner

Pc Blegs

Am I remembering this wrong, or during the hight of the PC craze (and the anti-PC craze) didn’t some kid get an F on a paper for using the word “individual”? This would have been at least a decade ago. Ring a bell?

Also, I’m doing research on contemporary PC, anybody read a good overview (pro, con, analytical?). I’ve read Kindly Inquisitors and, of course, Illiberal Education but I’m looking for more up-to-date material. The folks at Fire have some great — i.e. depressing — examples. What I’m particulary interested in is stuff that puts it in a larger context; the crusade for social justice etc. It seems on the one hand PC has receded a bit, but on the other hand what’s left behind has more official sanction. Any thoughts, examples, counter-examples are welcome.

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Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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