College Campuses and “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis

Along the Beam

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.   Though it cost all you have, get understanding.  Proverbs 4:7[1]


 One has only to look at recent student eruptions on college campuses across the nation to realize that something has gone terribly wrong with our young people.  It is an all-out war, with students condemning their universities’ faculty and administrative bodies for improperly handling the students’ emotional needs. These students are demanding that anything deemed as potentially offensive or upsetting be either labeled with “trigger warnings” or completely removed from the campuses. Righteous indignation and zeal fuels the charges of insensitivity coming from these students. They feel disenfranchised and the faculty and administration are beyond perplexed at the fragile sensibilities of these kids, worrying that academic freedom will be lost at the expense of keeping them happy.  Communication has become virtually impossible as a breakdown in language between…

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