University Teacher in Trouble for Presenting Jordan Peterson Neutrally

November 21, 2017 Catholic Hulk 2

The university is in a crisis. If you’re honest, lefties, you know that this crisis isn’t generated by conservatives and right-wingers, but by a loud and active portion of the socially left. They’re trying to reframe the goal of the university, control speech and dominate the platform. If you’re on the left and you oppose this action, you need to speak to them about it, because they are crazy. Lord knows I’ve tried, but none of [Continue reading]

Anti-Conservative Bias on the Job Market

November 20, 2017 Walter Montgomery 10

I once interviewed for a job, and in the process, my interviewers described what the ideal professor would be like at this university. They of course mentioned teaching and research. But they also said that the ideal professor would be someone who is transformative and makes an impact on not just students, but the community. If you are in academia long enough, you know that this is all code. It’s interesting because it’s the exact [Continue reading]

“A certain kind of conservative”

November 13, 2017 Bob le flambeur 14

Remember Oxford Professor of the Philosophy of Law Leslie Green, who stated that conservatives are not welcome at universities “because they are universities”? (Here, here and here are some good responses.) Admittedly, Green went on to qualify his claim by restricting it to “a certain kind of conservative” (at least at one point). However, he did not mention other, more welcome kinds of conservatives. At least in this respect, Professor Joseph Heath, of the University of Toronto, [Continue reading]

How to Do Philosophy Without a Hammer

November 8, 2017 Federal Philosopher 2

Social pressure is so powerful and so is self-deception. You have to be a bit anti-social to stand your ground. Selah You can be and do anything you want and be praised for it, if only you kneel in fealty to 21st century cultural Marxism and sexual paganism. And everyone is so nice. Like me. So why shouldn’t you kneel? Why shouldn’t I? What wonderful friends. Supportive, kind, virtuous, on the right side of history. [Continue reading]

Women Largely Belong in the Home as Wives and Mothers

November 3, 2017 Catholic Hulk 2

If you’re a modern liberal or a progressivist thinker, or if you’re an ordinary westerner who has not given “political equality” careful thought, the topic of this blogpost might seem repugnant to you. That’s understandable. I was once like that, too. I once thought it was obvious that women should be treated as equal and the same as men, period. But my conviction was pre-philosophical and socially conditioned: I was largely encultured to believe this [Continue reading]