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Have we all gone mad? The snowflake epidemic

22 Nov 2018
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University campuses throughout the West are in the grip of a troubling social phenomenon, now in danger of spreading beyond the ivy walls. Once bastions of intellectual rigour and freedom of thought, universities have become closed-minded and self-censoring, pandering to what appear from the outside to be ridiculously heightened sensitivities and undeserved entitlement.

Safe spaces, trigger warnings and counselling on demand have become commonplace. Teaching staff who speak out are being intimidated, silenced and vilified. Students who choose to think against the mainstream are harassed and ostracised. Has normal teenage angst been institutionally mollycoddled and even pathologised?

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isbn: 
978 1 925744 97 2
Issue: 
CIS Occasional Paper 168
Language: 
English
License Type: 
All Rights Reserved
Published year only: 
2018
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