Academic Questions

Yale

Levin, Salovey, and the Mess at Yale

Nathan Harden

Free speech, open inquiry, and the study and debate of a broad range of ideas have long been central features of any properly functioning university. Unfortunately, these are not predominant features at Yale University, perhaps the most politically influential university in America. Instead, the tribalism of identity politics, punctuated with a fierce intolerance for non-conforming thought, has replaced the old ideal.