The cult of fragility on college campuses

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www.washingtonpost.com—“Un-intellectual” academic bureaucrats have turned students into “eggshell plaintiffs” traumatized by a multitude of “microaggressions.”

George Will: The college campus’s cult of fragility. The beginning of another academic year brings the certainty of campus episodes illustrating what Daniel Patrick Moynihan, distinguished professor and venerated politician, called "the leakage of reality from American life." Colleges and universities are increasingly susceptible to intellectual fads and political hysteria, partly because the institutions employ so many people whose talents, such as they are, are extraneous to the institutions' core mission: scholarship.