The editorial starts well enough with this accurate, if somewhat bloodless, account of the incident at Middlebury: “Truth would lose something by their silence,” Mill wrote, even if their views go against the entire world, and the entire world is right. But not last Thursday in an auditorium at Middlebury, where a student recited that very quotation in introducing the notorious social scientist Charles Murray.
Moments later caterwauling erupted, and the event collapsed into a night of turned backs, shouted chants, pounding fists and one wrenched neck — belonging to a professor who was supposed to have provided a counterpoint to Mr. and A., but instead was attacked while leaving with him.
He did not request her to don a long skirt and shawl, as tens of thousands of ardent feminists do every year upon entering St. Let's say after signing a brokerage agreement the letter writer had noticed that the broker, an Orthodox woman, was wearing a wig.
He was employed, Jewish, in his 30s and that’s pretty much ideal,” Nizewitz said.Her otherwise "courteous and competent real-estate agent" refused to shake her hand after signing a brokerage contract, explaining that as an Orthodox Jew he does not touch women.The woman described herself as both "shocked and offended." But since she was a good liberal who, in addition to opposing "sex discrimination of all sorts," also "supports freedom of religious expression," she was in a quandary.There is a lot to like about the New York Times editorial on the silencing of free speech that took place recently at Middlebury college, but there is also a problem.Midway through, the Times inserts a paragraph suggesting the incident is part of a right-wing narrative aimed at unfairly blaming progressives, rather than an example of a genuine problem with progressive culture on and off campus.Blair was born in Columbia, Maryland, the son of a federal executive and a schoolteacher.