In this week's magazine, I have a long piece about the campus protests that engulfed colleges across the country this fall. The story is by turns absurd, comedic, and worrisome.
To give you just one example: When the protests came to Amherst College, they began as a one-hour sit-in staged by three students. Over the course of an afternoon, other students, administrators, faculty, and various campus stooges glommed on. The protestors came up with a list of demands and then called the college president's office to demand that she come to the library to receive them.
The president had left that afternoon for a business trip to Japan.Read more
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