"Reason is always a kind of brute force; those who appeal to the head rather than the heart, however pallid and polite, are necessarily men of violence. We speak of 'touching' a man's heart, but we can do nothing to his head but hit it." --G.K. Chesterton

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nuttiest professors redux

The news that University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is planning to launch a website that would help students keep track of (the many) left-wing academics on campus has, predictably enough, elicited shrieks of condemnation from the snowflake culture-warrior class.
But Peterson is surely onto something. And the very fact, that some of his fellow professors are attempting to censor him, only proves his point.
And, oh yes, also serves to buttress the argument that I made a decade ago when I wrote a cover story, for the Western Standard, which shone a harsh light on Canada’s “nuttiest professors.”