Mon 22 Feb 2016
This College Fix article on the Falk/Derbyshire is too right trollish for my taste, but it includes this bombshell.
For [Zachary] Wood [’18], he said he is focused on his next big event: hosting controversial conservative author Charles Murray in March. However, in 2014, Murray was disinivted from speaking to a private Christian college in Southern California.
“Is Adam Falk planning on banning Charles Murray,” Wood said. “I would like to know.”
Charles Murray at Williams College. Woo Hoo! That will be some uncomfortable learning. Comments:
1) Is Wood really worried about Falk banning Murray or is he trolling? It is inconceivable to me that Falk would ban Murray since Murry’s books are assigned in Williams courses and cited (approvingly) by Williams professors. Then again, I would have given 20:1 odds against Falk banning Derbyshire, so perhaps I am out of touch.
2) Charles Murray is John Derbyshire with a Ph.D. Now, this isn’t totally fair. No two thinkers agree on everything. But on the central topic that got Derbyshire banned — human genders and races differ genetically in ways that have huge effects on society — they are one and the same.
3) What would (will?) Murray say to the students and faculty who protested against Derbyshire? Probably something like this:
You’re at college, right? Being at college is supposed to mean thinking for yourselves, right? Okay, then do it. Don’t be satisfied with links to websites that specialize in libeling people. Lose the secondary sources.
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