11 May 2016

Historian Paul Johnson on Political Correctness

PC has an enormous appeal to the semieducated, one reason that it’s struck roots among overseas students at minor colleges. But it also appeals to pseudo-intellectuals everywhere, since it evokes the strong streak of cowardice notable among those wielding academic authority nowadays. Any empty-headed student with a powerful voice can claim someone (never specified) will be “hurt” by a hitherto harmless term, object or activity and be reasonably assured that the dons and professors in charge will show a white feather and do as the student demands. Thus, there isn’t a university campus on either side of the Atlantic that’s not in danger of censorship. The brutal young don’t even need to impose it themselves; their trembling elders will do it for them. ~ Paul Johnson


Brian R. said...

Hi Richard,

I recently dug up something on my property and need a little advice on cleaning and identification. Can you help or point me to a good source ?


Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey Brian. Sure. Send images, details to stonewallbook@yahoo.com