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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The academic pendulum may be starting to swing back

The preposterous ideology that gave rise to campus "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces" was bringing academic Liberal Arts into a state of ridicule and profound disrepute. It was a matter of time before there was either push back or the end of any value to a liberal art education.

The University of Chicago has finally decided it was time to push back:

...The University of Chicago recently made it clear to its crop of incoming students that academic freedom and inquiry remain pillars at the institution, and that the university does not support "so-called" trigger warnings or offer safe spaces that allow students "to retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own...

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