This Morning at Harvard Law School We Woke Up to a Hate Crime: apparently, the black strips of tape were put on the HLS crest yesterday and relocated overnight—a fact overlooked by this article in favor of dripping gravitas. Money quote—noted on Power Line Blog as well: “I am constantly reminded of the legacy of white supremacy that founded this school and still breathes through every classroom and lecture hall. I am also shown the small inroads that professors of color have made, breaking apart the notion that whiteness is the epitome of legal scholarship.”
We Dissent: this is a bold, brave statement from a campus newspaper at Claremont McKenna College and they will be vilified for it. However, it confuses the innocent email (“doesn’t fit the CMC mold”) as a catalyst rather than the pretext that it is. The “social justice” mob was looking for a reason—a Reichstag fire or an “Internet video” as it were—to unleash its power grab.
Campus Activists Weaponize ‘Safe Space’: Kyle Haight astutely pointed out in a comment here that “safe space” is a package deal and the events at the University of Missouri demonstrate the cashing-in on that package deal. Watch this space, people: this is where the battle begins.
Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?: the liberty tent should be open only to individualists. Leave the collectivists for the Democrats. The explicit comparison to Le Pen and implicit one to Tiberius are helpful. Trump and this election feel like an inflection point in American politics, generally, and the GOP, specifically. (But that might just be because of the immediacy of the present; I’ll have to think about historical analogies more.)