Untethered Virtue and Other Spooky Thoughts

“Respect for rationality and the rights of the individual; a commitment to the ideals of disinterested criticism and color-blind justice; advancement according to merit, not according to sex, race, or ethnic origin: these quintessentially Western ideas are bedrocks of our political as well as our educational system. And they are precisely the ideas that are now under attack by bien pensant academics intoxicated by the coercive possibilities of untethered virtue” (Tenured Radicals, p. xii).