Woman Crying Campus Sexual Assault Rape
Education

The illogical hysteria behind claims about campus sexual assault

Talking to young college women about campus sexual assault means encountering either ignorance or hysteria — which bodes ill for both men and women. I delivered one of my Little Bookworms (henceforth “LB”) to the Obscenely Expensive Liberal Arts College (“OELAC”) the LB attends. Frankly, I could see why LB [Read More]

Leftist Insanity
Politics

The Bookworm Beat 8/31/17 — another “Leftist insanity” edition

There’s so much Leftist insanity that one Bookworm Beat wasn’t enough to contain it all. It takes two posts to grasp what’s really going on. The craven FBI refuses to stop Leftist insanity. Although the mainstream media is silent, the conservative media is appropriately outraged that James Comey had already decided [Read More]

Education

Reality Tends To Catch Up With You

I have, for some years now, been watching the fetid swamp of political correctness, fearfulness, and the jellyfish spines of college administrators at our nation’s institutions of higher learning. I’ve come across numerous articles wherein the precious, special snowflakes have bitterly claimed their teacher’s expectations they use proper grammar, spelling [Read More]

Orwellian George Orwell 1984
Politics

[VIDEO] “Orwellian” government is worse than authoritarian government

Orwellian government is not just repressive government; it is a government that seeks to reprogram your brain by controlling facts and language. With Trump’s election, Progressives have suddenly rediscovered both Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, her turgid 1980s attack on the Moral Majority and George Orwell’s 1984 (Signet Classics), one [Read More]

Philosophy
Education

Modern philosophy, untethered from morality, is just nihilism in fancy dress

Talking to college students brought home that modern philosophy is a nihilistic numbers game intended to support a given philosopher’s preferred goals. With colleges winding down for the year, young adults are returning to my community. This has yielded some interesting conversations, and given me a first person insight into [Read More]

Education

College Accountability Through…Testing?!

By: Mike McDaniel    I’ve always enjoyed the writing of Victor Davis Hanson. In fact, he encouraged me—not personally—to become a blogger. His work was not my only encouragement, because being a writer, I need to write, but it was a factor. But of course, one need not agree with everything [Read More]

Education

[VIDEOS] Advice for conservative students and a fantasy speech from the high school principal

In my last several posts, I’ve been blogging about the horrors of America’s liberal arts colleges. Thankfully, Dennis Prager offers a couple of antidotes, both practical and idealistic. The first Prager video features Matthew Woessner, a political science professor at Penn State Harrisburg, who offers some tips to those conservative [Read More]

Education

Liberal arts colleges — making young adults mentally ill (Warning: NSFW)

They say that to a hammer everything is a nail. After a full-bore orientation at an obscenely expensive liberal arts college (“OELAC”) in the Midwest, I can say with some confidence that to OELAC’s administrators every incoming freshman is a bundle of pathologies. Really. During one talk, we were assured that [Read More]