america Britain 

The university becomes a vehicle for the suppression of ideas

The Canadian psychology professor, best-selling author and intellectual celebrity Jordan Peterson has had his offer of a two-month visiting fellowship at Cambridge University’s school of divinity withdrawn. To explain why it disinvited him, the university first said cryptically that it was “an inclusive environment and we expect all our staff and visitors to uphold our principles. There is no place here for anyone who cannot.” The university is increasingly turning from the crucible of ideas, argument and debate into a vehicle for the suppression of ideas, the enforcement of dogma…

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america Israel 

Secular heresies and intellectual diversity

Views that challenge the left are seen as secular heresies to be silenced. Argument is replaced by smears, name-calling and character assassination designed to stifle dissent. As with all heresies, however, the fundamental motivation for silencing them is fear — fear of even hearing contrary arguments. This is because at some level such “progressives” fear that their arguments are built on sand and they might be persuaded that the contrary view is correct. Since to such people anything contrary to leftism is not just wrong but evil, they are terrified…

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