University Safe Zones, a Danger for the First Amendment

Recently while on a speaking tour in California I spent an evening with a family in the San Francisco Bay Area.  They told me how wonderful it was to speak freely about their values with my wife and me.  Apparently their values weren’t very welcomed in the public discourse of their geographic location.  This brought to mind an idea postulated by Winston Churchill, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing ever happened.” The Read more […]

College Shakespeare Is Missing from Action

College Shakespeare is not required in all but four of the top 25 Ivy League and top 25 Liberal Arts schools, even for literature majors! As much as I love Shakespeare, I don’t care too much if colleges don’t require it for all graduates. I think obsessing over the “perfect” curriculum for a four-year education only encourages the horrible myth that our education is something done to us at school and then stops when we graduate. No! Education should be ongoing and we should be working Read more […]

Rape Culture on Campus Overblown

The numbers justifying claims about rape culture on campus have been massively overstated. As we saw in the case of George Will and the self-righteous, lying editors and others who expelled him from the content of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, there are forces who are extremely invested in propagating the horror story of rape culture on college campuses. This seems clearly a case of trying to generate an emergency in order to “never let an emergency go to waste.” The liberal media wants Read more […]