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The New Regressives
pjmedia.com ^ | 6/2/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 06/03/2014 8:23:39 AM PDT by rktman

I don’t like most of the assigned readings that now pass for the university’s seminal texts of the liberal arts. But on the other hand, I don’t believe in triggers to warn students of what is inside a book. Otherwise, I might insist that universities put a warning on Rigoberta Menchú’s or Barack Obama’s autobiographies: “Trigger Warning: these are fictive accounts that rely on occasional invention and adaption and so do not, as the authors have claimed, reflect actual events.” Nor would I want a written trigger for the book flap of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, along the following lines: “Trigger Warning: Ms. Goodwin has admitted past plagiarism in her works, a fact that may be necessary to weigh when evaluating her present history.” Readers can determine for themselves to what degree past confessions of plagiarism should guide their own studies.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: didiots; progs; socialists
Gotta watch what you say so you don't utter some sort of "trigger" word or statement leading to somebody being offended or made to "feel" threatened. Puhleeeze!
1 posted on 06/03/2014 8:23:39 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

This is making me micro-agressive!


2 posted on 06/03/2014 8:27:07 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

That was a very unbad comment.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 8:30:44 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: AU72

LOL! They are so small I almost forgot about the “micro-trigger” “problem”. I’m thinkin’ my “trigger” issues are mainly concerned with tuning my firearms. If I had any of course. But when I think about “triggers”, I guess there are actually somethings that I DO trigger to. Like seeing bumper stickers for obie&biden from BOTH election cycles on one car. Yeah, that does kinda set me off and offends me all at the same time. :>}


4 posted on 06/03/2014 8:35:42 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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