The "Stunning Fragility" & Vindictive Political Correctness of Today's Students - Jonathan Haidt

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The "Stunning Fragility" & Vindictive Political Correctness of Today's Students - Jonathan Haidt

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Prompted by the Charles Murray protest at Middlebury College, Jonathan Haidt & Frank Bruni discuss the "stunning fragility" of a bubble-wrapped generation allergic to political diversity & debate.

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Middlebury College is a beautiful campus.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:07 am

Idea

What I'm seeing a lot of those whining whitebread middle-aged Trump_loving/pro-Tory alt.right_apologist complainers doing on Didge's latest choice of propaganda videos...

Is them slagging off, delegitimising and devaluing whole populations of university students,  based solely on the demonstrations and actions by a few hundred student activists,  lucky if they even comprise 2 or 3% of the total student bodies..

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Re: The "Stunning Fragility" & Vindictive Political Correctness of Today's Students - Jonathan Haidt

Post by Guest on Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:38 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Idea

What I'm seeing a lot of those whining whitebread middle-aged Trump_loving/pro-Tory alt.right_apologist complainers doing on Didge's latest choice of propaganda videos...

Is them slagging off, delegitimising and devaluing whole populations of university students,  based solely on the demonstrations and actions by a few hundred student activists,  lucky if they even comprise 2 or 3% of the total student bodies..

All I am seeing is you proving the people right in the video

Where you attack liberals, of which they both are with yet more slurs and accusations

It also shows that you never even watched the video as they were very clear that this is a small set of the University population.

Now I know you never watched the video, based on your reply

Gotcha

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:10 pm

Razz

"Liberals"  !?!

In a pig's eye are any of those bigotted twonks true "liberals"..

Just face it, Didge --  your last half dozen loopy and unbalanced threads have only succeeded in demonstrating that you don't even have the faintest clue about the genuine meanings of terms like "liberal", "Marxist" or "racist".

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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:53 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Razz

"Liberals"  !?!

In a pig's eye are any of those bigotted twonks true "liberals"..

Just face it, Didge --  your last half dozen loopy and unbalanced threads have only succeeded in demonstrating that you don't even have the faintest clue about the genuine meanings of terms like "liberal", "Marxist" or "racist".


OMG, how embarressing.

So yet more unfounded hogwash from the khmer rouge fanatic.

You need to back up your claims

But first lets embarress you further


Political centrism
In chapter 8 of The Righteous Mind, Haidt describes how he began to study political psychology in order to help the Democratic Party win more elections. But in chapter 12 of The Righteous Mind Haidt argues that each of the major political groups – conservatives, progressives, and libertarians—have valuable insights and that truth and good policy emerge from the contest of ideas. Since 2012 Haidt has referred to himself as a political centrist.[28] Haidt is involved with several efforts to help bridge the political divide and reduce political polarization in the United States. In 2007 He founded the website CivilPolitics.org, a clearinghouse for research on political civility. He serves on the advisory boards of Represent.Us., a non-partisan anticorruption organization, the Acumen Fund, which invests in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty and Better-Angels.org, a bipartisan group working to reduce political polarization. Three of his four TED talks are on the topic of understanding and reducing political divisions. His 2012 TED talk on “How common threats can make common ground”[29] introduced a set of ideas on how to use moral psychology to foster collaboration among partisan opponents. This talk became the basis of a bipartisan working group of poverty researchers, which Haidt helped to convene, under the auspices of the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution.[30] In 2015 the working group published a report titled: Opportunity, responsibility, and security: A consensus plan for reducing poverty and restoring the American dream.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Haidt#Political_centrism

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