Peter Wood in Real Clear Education on the Berkeley Riots

National Association of Scholars

NAS President Peter Wood has written an article for Real Clear Education, "Berkeley Ablaze," on the Berkeley Riot and its connection to the New Civics. 

Here is an excerpt from Wood's article:

This reversion to thuggery has been widely remarked as characteristic of the new campus activism and is not novel enough to warrant further comment. But there are several elements here that do deserve more attention. First, the arson. The Berkeley riot is an escalation beyond Mizzou, Yale and the hundred-some campuses in which student groups issued manifestos as “Demands” for assorted racial reparations and “social justice”-spiced emoluments. The unruliness of the protests has now gone beyond vituperation, trespassing and intimidation.

Will there be more escalation? I fear the answer is yes. This sort of movement generally has to burn itself out. It will almost certainly end up killing people before public revulsion expels it from our midst.

To read the rest of "Berkeley Ablaze," click through to Real Clear Education.

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