Friday, May 9, 2014

Countering The Insane Left

Three excellent articles ridiculing leftist orthodoxy.

Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer in Britain, with a lengthy essay on "climate change" alarmism and the damage it causes. Lawson was a featured contributor to "The Great Global Warming Swindle" a 2007 BBC documentary.* (Somehow the film got past the censors at the Bolshevik Broadcasting Company).

Tal Fortgang, a conservative (!) undergraduate at Princeton University with an article written for the Princeton Tory, (it's gratifying that there is such a thing), denouncing the blatantly racist left wing concept of "white male privilege". The piece, which details Fortgang's personal history and experience, was compelling enough for Time magazine to reprint it.

And urban scene commentator and social critic Heather MacDonald analyzes the charge that there is a "rape epidemic" on college campuses. MacDonald celebrates that the radical feminism nurtured by the most "progressive" academic institutions has come back to bite them.

*For a much more entertaining and in some ways more effective debunking of CC fanaticism, watch this Penn and Teller video.

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