Magazine October 15, 2018, Issue

Misdirected Hysteria

Heather MacDonald (C-SPAN)
The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture, by Heather Mac Donald (St. Martin’s Press, 288 pp., $28.99)

Heather Mac Donald is quite familiar with the in­sanity of the modern university. Last year, having been invited to speak about Black Lives Matter and her book The War on Cops at Claremont McKenna College, she showed up to face intense opposition — opposition directed not just at her views, but at her very right to speak.

Students called for the talk to be “shut down” and repeatedly smeared Mac Donald as a “fascist.” Fearing violence, the administration changed the venue to one with fewer glass windows and more escape routes and shuttled her to what she describes as a de

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