Societies always operate on one of two models:
Recent violent and threatening incidents that prevented conservative or anti-leftist or simply provocatively intellectual figures from speaking at Middlebury University, Berkeley, UCLA and elsewhere have highlighted growing opposition to speech Leftist don’t want to hear. It’s not a new phenomenon. Researcher Stanley Kurtz reminds that protests to silence conservative speakers reach back to disrupting figures from the Reagan administration in the 80s, and have continued intermittently for speakers identified with Israel or the second Bush administration.
Last week there was the ‘March For Science’ and as a result there are now endless internet memes to the effect of “You don’t believe in science” and “No – YOU don’t believe in science!”
The latest post from Nassim Nicholas Taleb is out addressing ‘The Dictatorship of the Small Minority’ and I guarantee something in it will offend you but you will be smarter for having read it.