Dialogue Over Demagoguery
Back in November 2015, someone put up hostile posters that targeted two student organizations — the Muslim Student Association and Students for Justice in Palestine. Although posted anonymously, an outside provocateur named David Horowitz eventually took credit.
This has been a breathless quarter for higher education. Just on our campus, consider: “Kanye Western”; #BlackBruinsMatter (which triggered the launch of this CrossCheck platform); the Regents’ Working Group on Principles Against Intolerance (with anti-Semitism taking the limelight); hateful posters targeting student organizations.