I want to point out the following videos, columns and essays of interest with minimal further comment.
We have noted the recent trauma sustained by social justice warriors at Brown University, caused in part by the appearance of Natan Sharansky and Michael Douglas. What was all the fuss about? Douglas and Sharansky were discussing their “Jewish journeys.” A video of the subsequent appearance at Stanford following their traumatic appearance at Brown is accessible on YouTube here. If you want to check it out, you will want to skip to 10:00, when the program proper begins.
Milo Yiannopoulos and Christina Hoff Sommers appeared last week to speak at the University of Minnesota on contemporary feminism. Protesters disrupted their appearance. What was all the fuss about? A video of their appearance with somewhat annoying audio problems is accessible here. Rated X for extreme vulgarity.
Victor Davis Hanson continues his troubled meditations on the end of the Obama era at PJ Media in “Weimar America.”
Myron Magnet’s latest City Journal essay warrants your consideration: “Liberty–if you can keep it.”
The Manhaattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald sheds light on dark corners of the controversies over race, crime and the police. Her latest contributions come in her City Journal column “Stat crimes matter” on the Ferguson effect and in her Commentary essay “Obama’s assault on the police” on one of the president’s several campaigns of falsehood and destruction.
In the Wall Street Journal Gabriel Schoenfeld reviews former NSA/CIA Director Michael Hayden’s new memoir, published today. His review (behind the Journal’s paywall) is “In defense of snooping” (accessible here via Google, I hope).
Paul writes nearby about the Department of Justice’s disgrace before Judge Richard Leon in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday. Hans Von Spakovsky was on hand and has filed a late-night eyewitness report at NR. Hans’s report is “An extraordinary beat-down for the DoJ.” I don’t believe you will find anything about the hearing in the New York Times today.