Thoughtcrime

This, I think, is an outrageous story:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/299765/censoring-naomi-riley-john-fund

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/299566/chronicle-mob-rules-kathryn-jean-lopez

I remember reading, years ago, a definition of “intellectuals” as “a herd of independent minds.”

With all the concern about diversity in ethnic and gender and gender-orientation diversity in colleges and universities, it’s somewhat surprising — or ought to be — that actual diversity in ideas seems to be a much less important priority.  But ideas are what academia is supposed to be about.

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