How the politicization of campuses has fueled today’s hatred

How the politicization of campuses has fueled today’s hatred


Princeton, New Jersey

As college campuses demonstrated support for Hamas atrocities, many administrators reacted equivocally. They often took refuge in the principles of free speech and institutional neutrality, arguing that universities did not have to take positions on controversial issues. It would have been compelling if they had adhered to these principles before this month, but many did not. Officials have often taken strong positions on much less important and more controversial issues. This politicization paved the way for the morally and intellectually deficient protests that caused so much embarrassment to administrators.

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