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Understanding mobbists

Students across the country continue to attack and shut down speakers at a steady pace, from Christina Hoff Sommers to Jordan Peterson. I confess that I find their behavior awful. My gut reaction is that these student mobbists manage to combine snowflake fragility and lynch mob irrationalism into one perfectly poisonous cocktail.

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hah406 says...

There is one other major change that you neglect to mention, and that is the effect of mass media and social media on conflict theorists. Fox, CNN, MSNBC, Twitter, Facebook...they all pour gasoline on that fire. In the days when we got our news from the paper each day, and when the editorials were clearly separated from the news, we didn't have these same kinds of issues. Fox has so badly blurred the line so as to make it nonexistent.

Posted 12 March 2018, 8:54 a.m. Suggest removal

joedellinger3 says...

History repeats itself. Does anyone remember the Roman Empire and its fall?

Posted 12 March 2018, 5:20 p.m. Suggest removal

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