Several new books have appeared over the past year (and more are still coming) that address the current sexual McCarthyism and the end of free speech on university campuses. Here’s a list:
- The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process At America’s Universities by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr. This book, just published on Jan. 24, tackles the erroneous and perverse claim that American universities have become rape centers that require federal action to protect students, primarily victimized females. It demonstrates that the actions by the Obama administration in using Title IX (along with the denial of due process) to bring a modern-day bureaucratic inquisition to college campuses have had dire effects. These authors are the same who published Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case.
- Twisting Title IX by Robert L. Shibley. Published in September 2016, this broadside of about 48 pages is aimed at how a federal bureaucracy has prioritized ideological madness over free speech and basic fairness. It provides some hope, that through the court and Congress much can still be done to restore human decency and first amendment rights to American college campuses.
- Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus by Laura Kipnis. Written by a well-known feminist who teaches at Northwestern University, this book promises to tell the story of how a terribly broken feminism has gathered around the banner of sexual panic and an infantilizing crusade by bureaucrats to turn women into children (as in holding only men responsible for mutual drunken sex between a man and woman).
- What’s Happened to the University? A Sociological Examination of Its Infantilism by Frank Furedi. The author explores the sociological explanation for turning university students into frightened children. Furedi discusses such idiotic concepts as “trigger warnings,” “safe spaces,” and “micro-aggressions.” His thesis suggests that the university campus has been put on a moral quarantine of strict behavior and speech codes that have nothing to do with becoming free-thinking adults.
- Campus Speech in Crisis: What the Yale Experience Can Teach America by George Will, Nathaniel Zelinsky, Jose Cabranes, and Kate Stith. With the preface written by a well-known conservative political pundit, and commentary by several legal experts, this book aptly examines the reversal of higher education’s claim to freedom of speech and the increasing ideological and cultural censorship on university campuses – offering an historical defense of freedom of expression from 1975 at Yale University by C. Van Woodard to “think the unthinkable.”