The Bureaucratic Backdrop of Recent Speech Controversies

When universities “professionalized” education, they added a lot more staff, creating new bureaucracies that have now spread into the rest of institutional America

Yesterday I published an article detailing a series of bizarre incidents, from an exhibit at the Smithsonian to an outlandish group letter at Princeton to an invitation by consultants at the Intercept to conduct segregated meetings.

I didn’t have space to include a key section about where this might be coming from. These incidents and many others all ha…

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