Plato’s suggestions

Footnotes to Plato

readingsOur regular Friday diet of suggested readings for the weekend:

Apparently I am rather rare among my friends to be deeply disturbed by what this article in The Atlantic labels “the new intolerance of student activism.” I guess I’m either old fashioned, insensitive, or both, but the fact that someone belongs to an oppressed group does not license any kind of behavior on his part, or a complete disregard for standards of civility and rationality.

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  1. Lewis Reich

    I, too, liked Conor Friedersdorf’s Atlantic piece. It seems that the notion that “the fact that someone belongs to an oppressed group does not license any kind of behavior on his part, or a complete disregard for standards of civility and rationality” can get you in trouble on campus today.

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