For expressing his view, Mr. Weinstein was confronted outside his classroom last week by a group of some 50 students insisting he was a racist. The video of that exchange — “You’re supporting white supremacy” is one of the more milquetoast quotes — must be seen to be believed. It will make anyone who believes in the liberalizing promise of higher education quickly lose heart. When a calm Mr. Weinstein tries to explain that his only agenda is “the truth,” the students chortle.

Pretty sure I helped design the building that video was shot in. For the record, Everyone at Evergreen (and most of Olympia) sucks.


I suspect there are people out there who are like me in many ways who read articles like this and decided to vote Trump last November. I can almost understand why one would, even if I don't agree and voted Clinton without hesitation.

I thought even this piece was watered down a bit. It defended Mr. Weinstein more on free speech than on making intelligent arguments (regardless of their validity) and criticized the protesters more on their restriction of free speech than on their lack of intelligent arguments.

posted by kleinbl00: 500 days ago