How Middlebury College Enabled The Student Riot During Charles Murray’s Visit
School administrators must stop abasing themselves to student outrage. Colleges should foster intellectual community—not progressive appeasement.
“The fracas at Middlebury College on March 2 has been widely reported. Both the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal covered it, though perhaps no report improved on the local Addison County Independent: “Middlebury College professor injured by protesters as she escorted controversial speaker.” Web coverage and commentary has also been ample. The American Interest was among the first to post.
This is an ongoing story with important details to come. The links above provide concise versions. What follows is a zoomed-in look at the events that preceded the apparent effort by a protester to inflict serious harm on a Middlebury professor, a professor who herself played an ambiguous part in the disturbance.
The Middlebury Students Who Invited Charles Murray
“The Bell Curve” has very little to say about race. But it argues that a considerable portion of intelligence—40 to 80 percent—is heritable; and it also argues that intelligence tests are generally reliable. Those ideas irritate people who have a deep investment in three beliefs: extreme human plasticity; the social origins of inequality; and the possibility of engineering our institutions to create complete social justice.
Murray’s 1994 argument that intelligence is mostly fixed at birth runs afoul of the hope or the belief that children who have significant intellectual deficits can overcome them with the right kinds of teaching……” Please read on, for there is much more to consume.
I have a personal attachment to Middlebury College; a seasonal one. Some 50 years ago I earned my Master’s degree there in Soviet Studies over a three year Summer program where speaking Russian was a requirement. Thereafter, I taught Russian here in Minnesota for many years and in Summer, 1966, and again in Autumn, 1990 actually wound up in the “good old Soviet Stalinist Union”, the “Union” so many Leftist American feminists, Latino invaders, and black racists dancing and rioting in our streets today admire. The school population of the main course season was, by rumor, considered very isolated, spoiled, adolescent, and snooty by reputation.
Seeking Knowledge for the sake of Truth seems to have disappeared from today’s Socialist-Fascist curriculum at our American universities and colleges. Communism’s dictate, the dictatorship of the equal, apparently has returned to America’s campus and streets. Being young, bored, and unlearned is always a problem for any civilized society.
And don’t forget, noted long time Communist, billionaire George Soros, has spent countless millions of dollars for years and years to nurse the rise of fascist Socialism in our America. Please read the following article regarding Charles Murray:
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