Liberal media figures and professors mocked and attacked the New York Times Wednesday for publishing a guest essay from a conservative Ivy League student criticizing his campus’ progressive attitude.
The essay “My Liberal Campus Is Pushing Freethinkers to the Right” came from Princeton University senior Adam S. Hoffman who described his fellow campus conservatives as growing increasingly more right-wing in backlash to their college’s more leftist stances.
“Today’s campus conservatives embrace a less moderate, complacent and institutional approach to politics. Instead of belief in the status quo, many tend toward scorched-earth politics. Hoffman explained that these changes don’t just result from a broken national politics.
He continued, “They’re also the result of puritanically progressive campuses that alienate conservative students from their liberal peers and college as a whole. The distrust of authority, the protest and the disobedience that have characterized the left’s activism over the past half-century or so have arrived on the right. The American universities that once served as moderating finishing schools have become breeding grounds for conservative firebrands.”
The Nation’s justice correspondent and frequent MSNBC guest Elie Mystal tweeted at the Times, “The college woman complaining about being canceled in the New York Times has now gotten more of a platform in the New York Times to complain about people’s reactions to unpopular views *than I have,* to put things in a bit of perspective.”
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