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Dirty Boots: “Political Correctness in a World of Big Megaphones”

Three weeks ago, on March 19, I wrote my column about a 2007 article in The American Scholar, written by University of South Alabama professor Ethan Fishman, which criticized self-proclaimed conservatives whose political ideas are based on “substituting feelings and emotions for rational discourse.” Around the same time that I was reading and considering that article, I also ran across a more recent study done by the libertarian Cato Institute in 2017, whose lead-in shared this equally disconcerting (and possibly linked) notion: 58% of the people surveyed said that the current… Read more Dirty Boots: “Political Correctness in a World of Big Megaphones”