May 3rd, 2021

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A list from a book published in 2001 (wow!), with annotations about what individual items mean:

Notice how about a half of those items are also perfectly recognizable elements of the woke culture. "Either-or thinking"? Check. "Only one right way"? Check. "Sense of urgency"? Absolutely. "Perfectionism"? Yeah, all that "you/we can do better" stuff. "Fear of open conflict" and "right to comfort"? That's part of the story of the transformation of modern campuses, with their emphasis on (emotional) safety.