Chilling Sommers: Another Blow to Discourse

Emina Melonic

On Monday at Lewis and Clark Law School, Christina Hoff Sommers attempted to speak as an invited guest of the law school's Federalist Society. Emina Melonic writes about the attempt at American Greatness, and wonders what the proper response really is when the freedom of speakers and attendees is violated.

The common man, who is supposed to be at the center of Marxist manifestos, is no longer there because professors and theoreticians are completely disconnected from the concerns of regular, working people. Instead, under the guise of equality and solidarity, academics and the students who have become their sycophants more than their pupils, follow them into a “post-struggle” elitist Marxism. Of course, intellectually and practically, this confused and contradictory amalgam makes no sense. Higher education institutions have become Twilight Zones without metaphysics.

Protests like these have become a habit in American schools, and it’s time to put a stop to this utter idiocy. But what can be done? What should Sommers have done? She was put in an awkward and unenviable position. Her approach to dialogue was admirable but arguing with fools is not a productive task.

Read the whole article at American Greatness.

 

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