I don’t want to sound apocalyptic about these developments. Education is always in ferment, and a good thing too. Schools and colleges have always been battlegrounds for debates over beliefs, philosophies, values. The situation in our universities, I am confident, will soon right itself once the great silent majority of professors cry “enough” and challenge what they know to be voguish blather.
— Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society
I have gained much perspective from reading books written during the early-to-mid-nineties, during the previous plague of locusts surge of political correctness, of which Schlesinger’s, published in 1991, is a solid and succinct example. Still, as the kids like to say on social media, “Wow, this aged well.” Perhaps we could show this passage to the folks at Heterodox Academy or Minding the Campus to give them a good laugh.