Phi Beta Cons

Columbia’s Thugs


Throughout all the years that my family and friends have attended Columbia, it has repeatedly represented itself as a truly illiberal institution, in a way that only the most “liberal” institutions can. The students live in a world which would make Orwell shudder: speech can justify violence, economic conservatives are called “fascists,” and any talk the students disagree with is labeled “hate speech.”
In this way and others, Columbia represents everything that is wrong with the far left in America today, and I am proud to say that while I do give money to a college, it is not to Columbia.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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