Jan 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
"On January 6, the [University of Chicago] Committee on Free Expression released a report addressing the issue of freedom of expression on campus. The committee consists of seven professors at the University who were appointed in July to draft a statement that articulates the University’s ‘commitment to free, robust, and uninhibited debate and deliberation among all members of the community.’ The statement itself says that the role of the University in fostering freedom of expression should be to help members of the community debate ‘in an effective and responsible manner.’ We agree with this central idea—that the University must protect open discourse. However, . . .” (“Land of the free?” the editorial board of the Chicago Maroon, the student newspaper of the University of Chicago since 1892, January 9).
Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
"An nvitation to [Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn’s] historic Georgetown home was one of the most coveted status symbols in the nation’s capital, an entry to an elite salon of the powerful, talented . . . ” (Washington Post, October 29).
Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Vladimir Putin “has taken thugs, thieves, rapists, ex-cons and vandals and turned them into a paramilitary force. He has permitted ad hoc commanders of separatist groups to kill or chase off intellectuals, journalists and other moral authorities in the cities of . . . ” (Bernard-Henri Lévy, New York Times, July 23).
Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
"Something terrible has happened to the soul of the Republican Party. We’ve gone beyond bad economic doctrine. We’ve even gone beyond selfishness and special interests. At this point we’re talking about a state of mind that takes positive glee in inflicting further suffering on the already miserable.
Oct 15, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 05 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
"The first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, so long anticipated, quickly sunk into an unenlightening recitation of tired talking points and mendacity.
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