Thursday, September 01, 2022

Beware of the Self-Appointed Prosecutors

Whenever I hear that you aren't "supposed" to say something, I want to know, where did this "supposed" descend from? Who decided, and who gave them the right to decide? And whenever I hear that a given group of students says this or demands that, I want to ask, whom exactly are we talking about: all of them, or just a few of them? Did the group choose its leaders, or did the leaders choose themselves?

- William Deresiewicz, The End of Solitude: Selected Essays on Culture and Society

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