Earlier I noted the brouhaha over the cancellation by New York City of a display of a Brooklyn College “art” exhibit, consisting of grossly explicit sexual imagery, in a hallowed war memorial. Students are threatening to sue on grounds that their freedom has been abridged.
Here the New York Sun invites legislators to consider “whether the issue is… the law …or whether the issue is about academic standards….”
The ethos on today’s campuses is such that many think it quaint to evoke academic standards–much less morals, manners and mores. This is what it’s come to: Anything that’s legal goes.