Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

I never know whether to laugh or cry

Much of Suzanne Fields’ op-ed in yesterday’s Washington Times will come as no surprise to many of us here. She’s documenting only the newest faces in a trendy crowd we’ve been watching now for years. But I usually find accounts of the politically correct campus curriculum entertaining, and hers is no exception.

A Fields sample:

Lest [the class, "Illicit Desires in Literature," ] give an edge to sordid, abnormal heterosexual love, the department offers "Fictions of Identity" for sexual victims of Western culture. The professor asks: "How can we reconcile psychoanalytic and postmodern conceptions of the fragmented subject with the urgency of identity politics for people of color, women, lesbians, and gay men?" As Elizabeth Barrett Browning might have said (before the professor put her to sleep): "Let me count the ways."

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