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Is “Intersectionality” a Religion?
Charles Murray attempting to speak at Middlebury College.

When protests at liberal-arts schools begin to resemble witch hunts.

A FEW WEEKS AGO, a group of conservative students at Middlebury College in Vermont invited the highly controversial author Charles Murray to speak on campus about his book Coming Apart, an analysis of the growing inequality and distance between wealthy and poor white Americans. His talk was shut down by organized chanting in its original venue, and disrupted when it was shifted to a nearby room and livestreamed. When Murray and his faculty interlocutor, the political scientist Allison Stanger, then left to go to their car, they were surrounded by a mob, which tried to stop them from leaving the campus. Someone in the mêlée grabbed Stanger by the hair and twisted her neck so badly she had to go to the emergency room (she

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