Pamela Paul’s most recent Free Speech (TM) jihad involves a highly disturbing incident in which a top peer-reviewed scientific journal declined to publish a lightly re-worded and expanded Bari Weiss blog post:
The paper itself reads like, well, a Pamela Paul column: Disingenuous summaries of left-wing critiques alongside blithe acknowledgements that those critiques are correct on the merits. https://t.co/1EKn1HDUJl pic.twitter.com/w9vfjRyzrr— Michael Hobbes (@RottenInDenmark) May 5, 2023
Look, I have many Insightful Takes on a wide variety of topics, but as a rule I do not expect to see them published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.— @[email protected] (@normative) May 5, 2023
I dunno, writing about the singular importance of “merit” when arguing that a C+ 9th grade essay making arguments every member of the Intellectual Dark Web has already made a billion times has an inalienable right to be published in a journal dedicated to novel scientific discoveries might, upon consideration, suggest that this is not an uncontested concept entirely untainted by underlying racial and gender hierarchies.