Students are fighting back against the PC creed

Oct 6, 2016 by

by Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: A pro-free speech – and anti-NUS – movement is  gathering steam at universities all over Britain. Last week, students at York University staged a walkout from the sexual consent classes organised by their student union women’s officers. A quarter of the freshers decided they didn’t want to be lectured to by union worthies about when it’s OK to have sex. So they got up and left. ‘These talks are inherently patronising of both genders,’ said Ben Froughi, a...

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Diversity and inclusion have trumped the truth

Oct 2, 2016 by

by Rev Jules Gomes, The Conservative Woman: Irrational philosopher? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Well, it used to be. Not anymore. The new discipline of Irrational Philosophy was born last week at the annual conference of the Society for Christian Philosophers (SCP). Its chief exponent is the world’s first irrational philosopher—Michael Rea, Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Notre Dame. Since time immemorial, philosophy has been a quest for truth based on reason. So, how was...

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Who Will Stand Up To The PC Extremists?

Sep 29, 2016 by

by Sam White, Quillette: As free markets ride out multiple global crises, the Conservative government discusses bringing back grammar schools, Ukip maintains it’s position as Britain’s third most popular party, and Labour continue their downward plunge in the opinion polls, you might be forgiven for thinking that the right wing is on a roll. But that depends on what your definition of right wing is. There’s economic left and right, and in that field we can say that the right is more or less...

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Bobbies in burkas is the mad child of Macpherson’s racist verdict on the police

Sep 17, 2016 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: What a mess the police are in. Forget PC Plod. Today, ‘Politically Correct Constable’ is more like it. Last week, the diversity-genuflecting Chief Constable of West Midlands Police said the force would consider allowing a Muslim recruit to wear a burka if she so requested. We could just laugh this off. Bobbies in burkas could be the latest Police Academy sequel – a burka’d up lady cop entraps suspect in her voluminous folds, or...

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Understanding Generation Snowflake: “I Find That Offensive!”

Sep 2, 2016 by

by Carl Trueman, Public Discourse: Claire Fox’s book, “I Find That Offensive!” is a well-written, important, even brilliant contribution towards understanding the significance of current campus conflicts for society as a whole. Sadly, the picture she paints is bleaker than Fox herself realizes. When faced with the mewling and puking of campus Social Justice Warriors about hate speech, tone, safe spaces, micro-aggressions, and trigger warnings, the temptation for those who value free speech,...

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Repressive Tolerance

Aug 30, 2016 by

by P Andrew Sandlin: In understanding the intellectual development of the great social vision of our time, Cultural or Libertarian Marxism, it’s imperative to know about Herbert Marcuse. Marcuse was a German Marxist and part of the so-called Frankfurt School, committed to Critical Theory.[1] Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, Max Horkheimer and Marcuse were Marxists who wanted to adapt Marxism to Western societies, and transplanted their modified Marxism to the campuses of the U.S. after fleeing...

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