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Today’s College Campuses, Where the Will to Power Derives from Victimhood

Friday, June 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Back in April, during one of their GLoP podcasts on Ricochet.com, Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long and John Podhoretz explored the fables of the Rolling Stone rape article, Columbia’s Mattress Girl, and the general tendency of college campuses to be hotbeds of false accusations of rape, racism, and other fever swamp delusions: PODHORETZ: But it doesn’t […]

The Progressive Death of Comedy

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Everything comes down to power: who has it, who defines it, who wants it,” Anthony Sacramone writes in a potent essay at Intercollegiate Review: In the ’60s, “political” comics shared a wink and a nod with fans as to who was due a beat-down, a comeuppance, a reversal of fortune. The power was Johnson or Nixon, […]

Rachel Dolezal and the Left’s World of Make Believe

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In “Rachel Dolezal, Ethnic Politics and the World of Make Believe,” Peter Wehner of Commentary writes: “Rachel has wanted to be somebody she’s not. She’s chosen not to just be herself but to represent herself as an African American woman or a biracial person. And that’s simply not true,” Ruthanne Dolezal said. Her mother said […]

Shock: NBC Anchor Publicly Trashes Legendary NBC Star

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

NBC’s Alex Wagner never disappoints with her reliably Marxist talking points. As Matthew Balan writes at NewsBusters, “Shorter MSNBC: Seinfeld’s Jab at ‘Creepy PC’ Isn’t Valid Because He’s Rich:” Wagner, along with her three liberal guests, ripped Jerry Seinfeld on her MSNBC program on Wednesday, for his blast at “creepy” political correctness. Wagner hinted that […]

God and ‘Man, the Conscious Little Rock’ at Dupont University

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

@iowahawkblog From Columbia in the East, to UC Berkley in the West, an Iron Mattress has descended over college campuses. — ن Mikey Ramone ن (@ThePantau) June 11, 2015 In less enlightened times, colleges were quasi-religious institutions that existed with the express goal of bettering the souls* of young men of distinction. So much for […]

How To Escape The Age Of Mass Delusion

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

As always, Tom Wolfe got there first: I Am Charlotte Simmons is an indictment of the primary centers of higher education in America today…This tragic miseducation of the young has two kinds of consequences. The first is personal. As the new pope declared to the conclave that elected him, “We are moving toward a dictatorship […]

The Left Continues to Devour Itself

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Liberal Professor: My Liberal Students Terrify Me” — so naturally, he goes to Vox.com, the home of Matt “Fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do” Yglesias and Ezra “Not everything the Nazis touched was bad” Klein to spill his worst fears. In response, Ace of Spades writes, if a leftwing […]

Osama and Obama: Dueling Perpetual Grad Students

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Daniel Drezner has an amusing take in the Washington Post on “What we can really learn” from the contents of the library inside the compound where “Osama bin Laden, perpetual impoverished grad student” spent his last days before matriculating into Hell: This is not the collection of an ordinary policy wonk. No, as I perused […]

Gaslighting, Then and Now

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Bill Clinton is the greatest gaslighter in modern American politics,” Jonah Goldberg notes in his latest G-File. Click over for the Wikipedia definition of the term if you’re unfamiliar with it; after which Jonah writes: A truly sociopathic liar (though his sociopathologies hardly end there), Clinton has a gift for making other people feel like […]

Before ‘The Great Relearning,’ First We Need ‘The Great Unswaddling’

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In Tom Wolfe’s famous essay “The Great Relearning,” originally published in the December 1987 issue of the American Spectator and included in his 2000 collection of essays, appropriately titled Hooking Up, Wolfe believed that a leitmotif of the 21st century would feature mankind recovering the rules about art, aesthetics, and human relations that various degrees of […]

Speaking Truth to Sharpton

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

The other day, I mentioned the old cliche of journalism that invariably when a superstar “objective” MSM reporter or anchorman retires from his beat or unclips his lavaliere for the last time, he begins giving speeches and writing op-eds that reveal conclusively what everyone simply assumed from his story selection and tone — that he’s […]

Columbia Allows ‘Mattress Girl’ to Carry Her Bed On Stage for Graduation

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Columbia student brings rape protest mattress to graduation: http://t.co/kaVUbpX5JR pic.twitter.com/eOw32yDE3d — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 19, 2015 “Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who has carried a mattress around campus as part of an art project for the past year, has graduated. And she carried that mattress across the stage during the ceremony — to […]

At the Guggenheim, Starting From Zero Comes Full Circle

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Guggenheim accused of racism after high school kids are booted,” the New York Post reports, complete with the horrible pun, right in the lede that “It’s a Guggen-crime:” The Upper East Side museum banned a Brooklyn high school for life after its students were deemed too rowdy on a recent visit — a move that some […]

Tough Week for Rolling Stone

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Jann Wenner started off the week by getting hit with a $7.5 million lawsuit for publishing a bunch of lies about a gang-rape that never happened,” Jim Treacher writes at the Daily Caller. “Now he’s ending it with the news that his boyfriend Jahar has been sentenced to death.” Treacher offers a “A Long-Distance Dedication” […]

Trigger Warning! College Kids Will Soon Discover ‘The Adult World Is Not One Big, Extra-Cushy Couch’

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Amy Alkon, the “Advice Goddess” spots Jurassic lefty Todd Gitlin correctly reminding his readers that college education will often be “disturbing” by its very nature: At Chronicle, in the wake of all the “trigger warnings” everywhere, Todd Gitlin gets it right on what a college education is supposed to be — disturbing: No one ever […]

U.Va. Dean Sues Rolling Stone Over False Rape Story

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“The University of Virginia dean accused by Rolling Stone of being indifferent toward sexual assault survivors is now suing the magazine,” Ashe Schow writes at the Washington Examiner, who notes that Associate dean of students Nicole Eramo is “seeking nearly $8 million in damages for its portrayal of her:” “Rolling Stone and [writer Sabrina Rubin] […]

Professor Criticized For Calling White College Men A ‘Problem Population’

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

As spotted by BuzzFeed, astonishingly enough: Saida Grundy is an incoming assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Boston University who identifies as a “feminist sociologist of race and ethnicity,” according to her bio on the school’s website. Her tweets started to go viral after they were noticed by the website SoCawlege.com. Grundy has […]

All ‘Progressive’ Roads Lead To Racism

Friday, May 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Spot on observation by the only man who is legally licensed to carry the selfie-stick, Pat Condell, master of the one-man video monologue: If you aspire to be politically “progressive”, but often find yourself feeling intolerably tolerant or unreasonably reasonable, let me help you out with some basic tips. The number one rule, and the […]

‘Shock the Bourgeoisie!’

Friday, May 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In his latest G-File, Jonah Goldberg writes, “back in the ’80s and ’90s, the whole point of subsidizing art was to pay for stuff that offended, shocked, and stretched the boundaries (and, occasionally, sphincters) of society:” As is almost always the case, what this actually meant was that it must shock the right kinds of […]

Mary Whitehouse Finally Triumphs in England

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

The sexy girl atop this post really is necessary to the plot — honest. But first, some backstory to explain why she’s there. If you’ve ever read a history of Monty Python’s Flying Circus during its years on the BBC (before it entered into near continuous reruns on PBS starting in the mid-1970s), at some […]