24.1.08

COMPASSION FASCISM. Every so often Instapundit takes a circa-1968 formulation born in hysteria about Barry Goldwater's campaign and sets it in the present: "They told me that if George W. Bush were re-elected, academic freedom would be threatened by the whims of unaccountable bureaucrats. And they were right!"

The threats have become public knowledge, and Inside Higher Ed's University Diaries has a lot of fun with them. Perhaps the best thing to do with these overly earnest functionaries is to make mock of them.

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