A DEGREE OF LACKING SELF-AWARENESS – I haven’t thus far blogged about the decision by the Australian National University not to host a course in Western civilisation, proposed by the …

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WHY THINGS ARE EXPENSIVE – Well, some of them, at least. Education and health care in particular. Two graphs, the first one from “The Atlantic”, the second one from the …

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THE WILD ANTI-COLONIAL BOYS (AND GIRLS (AND OTHER 36 GENDERS)) – In the dispatches from the front of the culture wars: Students at The George Washington University (GWU) have launched …

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FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THEE – If the university-educated young people are our future, our future looks gloomy. From a recently released survey of 3,000 American …

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SHOULD UNHAPPY GRADUATES BE ABLE TO SUE UNIVERSITIES – This story, surprisingly, doesn’t involve the Bachelor of Feminist Interpretative Dance: Pok Wong, who also goes by the name Fiona Pok, …

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PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF SEMITISM, DEFENDS HERSELF – The tragi-comedy in the letters section of the London Review of Books: There, the feminist American legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon can be found …

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THAT’S NOT HOW IT WORKS. THAT’S NOT HOW ANY OF IT WORKS – According to News.com.au, Rihanna shapes Australia’s foreign aid policy: This is what star power looks like. A tweet from …

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HOW DO YOU SAY “GET F***ED” GRAMMATICALLY? – The University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center now instructs students that expecting proper grammar from others perpetuates racism and “unjust language structures.” …

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