Raising Awareness' Isn't Helping Much

Raising Awareness' Isn't Helping Much

“Awareness must be raised.” “A spotlight must be brought to this crucial issue.” “We must all think about our own culpability.” These tired nostrums are repeatedly deployed in our politics to explain why someone complains about a broad problem or tells a specific story of victimization without accompanying evidence that would allow us to act.…

The End of the First Amendment

The End of the First Amendment

Last week, I visited the University of California, Berkeley. The preparations for the visit were patently insane. First, the school charged the sponsor group, Young America’s Foundation, a $15,000 security fee. Then, the school blocked off the upper level of the auditorium, fearful that radicals from the violent far-left-leaning group antifa would infiltrate the speech…