Short post covering the recent statements of Steven Pinker concerning samizdat thought in academia. Replies are as good as the post itself. Add your own.
IN a recent conversation, Steven Pinker suggests that some students become radicalized when they find that there truths that are unsayable on campus. He gave some examples.
!. Capitalism is just plain better than communism
2. Men and women do not have identical life priorities, tastes and interests, or exactly the same sexuality.
3. Different ethnic groups have different crime rates
4. The great majority of suicidal terrorists are Islamic.
Seems to that this is an incomplete list. I call for suggestions from the audience: more such truths, more details, etc. With a little work we’ll provide one-stop shopping.