Ed Driscoll

Yale Censors F. Scott Fitzgerald?

The legendary writer of the Jazz Age runs afoul of the legendary idiocy of the PC age:

And, yes, I understand that Yale considering banning a F. Scott Fitzgerald quote for using the word “sissies” is not the most important event in collegiate censorship this year (I think my vote goes to the Southwestern College “Free Speech Patio”). But given Yale’s recent complicity in the censoring of the Muhammad cartoons in a book specifically about the Muhammad cartoons, it represents just one more mark against Yale’s noble promise to allow students “to think the unthinkable, discuss the unmentionable, and challenge the unchallengeable.” And if even quotes from Fitzgerald which have to be misinterpreted to be offensive can be banned at Yale, I fear these administrators will fall down and die the first time they watch an episode of Family Guy or South Park. Come on Yale, show some common sense before 2009 is over.

Hey, just wait ’til Princeton discovers some of Woodrow Wilson’s extracurricular activities!