Sept. 8, 2017
- Being a student used to be an uncomfortable experience, during which the fantasies of adolescence were exposed to rational, well-informed, and evidence-based argument. But the cults of political correctness, unbounded gender definitions, Islamophobia-obsession, and anti-Semitism, among other afflictions, have undermined the educational process in the USA and Europe.
- If Travers has identified anti-Semitism and signs of radicalization on campus, he has, not just the right, but the duty to expose them to the public eye.
- It is not Robbie Travers who deserves to be disciplined by the university authorities; it is Esme Allman, for having sought to ruin Travers’s reputation with charges that she cannot substantiate with evidence. Were I asked to adjudicate, I would recommend her permanent removal from an educational institution for which she is evidently unsuited. Defamation and character-assassination have no place in any university.