Phi Beta Cons

Double Standards in Dealing with Offensive Ideas

In this this column, Jonah Goldberg does a masterful job of exposing the double standards that we so often find on American campuses. Anything that has even the remotest tinge of racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, etc. catalyzes administrators into a frenzy, but when a student speaks in favor of exterminating Jews — silence.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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