More P.C. Crap from the Ivy League

“We felt,” said Mr. Cathcart, “that the possibility of offending even one member of the Dartmouth community was not worth the potential benefits of having the fundraiser.”

Really? This is an American college? This is Dartmouth? This exhibition of emasculated, lily-livered timidity is just another sign that academia in this country is in a terminal state.  It has become the protected home of modern-day Eloi, the fragile, pampered, defenseless beneficiaries of other people’s labor that H.G. Wells portrayed in The Time Machine. There has been a lot of talk recently about the “higher education bubble,” and no wonder. By reneging on their obligation to foster independence and free inquiry, those privileged bastions have utterly forfeited the moral authority our society invested in them.  The accumulation of repulsive and cowardly episodes like this one at Dartmouth will sooner or later—probably sooner—erode pubic trust to the point that the entire higher educational establishment will implode. That’s if the Morlocks don’t get them first.