Now look, this blog pleads guilty to being totally 'Chicago-ist' printing as it does endless stories concerning the malfeasance and malignancies associated with that city. Needless to say, the proprietor of this blog (er, that's me, actually!) has never visited the place and knows nothing more than what he reads in the papers which is, I suppose, a monument to his, er, my, ignorance!
Still 'n' all (as I believe you say 'over there') I am British and therefore a firm believer in fair play, well, except when we play the Aussies at cricket, or the Germans at football, or the New Zealanders at rugby, and thus I am delighted to sing the praises of Chicago University, as fine an institution as you will find anywhere in the USA. This splendid academy has, according to PJ Media, done the unthinkable and refused to go along with the Marxist bullying that has infested other universities - 'over here' as well as 'over there'.
The University of Chicago sent a letter to the incoming Class of 2020, explaining why it values free inquiry and free expression over the politically correct culture of "safe spaces," "trigger warnings," and — unstated but very much implied — "microaggressions."
"You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion, and even disagreement. At times this may challenge you and even cause discomfort," Dean of Students John (Jay) Ellison wrote. The university embraces this discomfort because one of its "defining characteristics is our commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression."
I never thought to read such splendid common-sense from an institute of higher learning most of whom produce never ending dangerous and muddled PC crap whilst handing over control of their institutions to a bunch 0f 18-year-old idiots who couldn't think their way out of a paper bag!
Ra-Ra-Ra, go Chicago! Er, or something like that . . .