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Liberal Professor Makes Fun of ‘Trigger Warnings’ in Chronicle!

News Flash: NYU university professor with a sense of humor! Maybe Jonathan Zimmerman, who teaches history and education, at New York University is an old-style liberal.  I think so because he makes fun of the faux sensitivities on today’s campus, most recently evidenced in the call for “trigger warnings” for potentially traumatizing classroom material.  Zimmerman offers his own sample syllabus for Introduction to U.S. History in the Chronicle of Higher Education. There is a dig at President George W. Bush, but also “the Clinton years,” which he warns students were pretty “gross.”

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The Second(-Class) Amendment

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The Mad, Mad Meditations of Monsieur Macron

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The Brexit Crisis

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