Daily Features


Safe spaces and controversial speakers

Academic freedom requires that we get to create many different, discrete safe spaces. But you can’t claim your safe space and deny others theirs.


Charles Murray, protests and student dialogue

Over the past few months, it has become en vogue for well-meaning middle-aged journalists, social scientists, and politicians to chastise college students for their perceived “sensitivity.” Scholars and pundits from Frank Bruni to Bill Maher have bemoaned the coddling of American students, as well as the development of an awareness of microaggressions and advocacy for safe spaces.


Lessons from the legion

They controlled the majority of the known world for almost a thousand years. They maintained the foremost military of their time.