The reality at Yale , as anyone who has spent much time there recently knows, is something very different. The problem stems from the dominance of identity politics. It is essential to defend your political tribe — it’s a matter of existential importance. The tribalism generated by identity politics, when blended with the relativism that predominates on campus, results in a strangely irrational dogma: You have your truth, and I have mine. But, by the way, if you disagree with me I want your head on a stick.Unfortunately, Yale is still a good finishing school for the Political Establishment, never mind the crappy job so many of those are doing, and the market test that will end the foolishness is still a long way away. "Perhaps the overpriced hothouses will turn into their safe (and occupied) space, and life can go on elsewhere."
Relativism is usually cloaked in the language of tolerance. But as identity politics reaches its fever pitch, tolerance is replaced by a hunger for belonging, sated largely by gathering together to hate political enemies. It is in this context that diverse political views became unbearable.
A CULTURE OF MALIGNANT INTOLERANCE.
That's what's happening at Yale, and the people who run the place have enabled it.