Well, not all that forbidden
Bari U has published its schedule of the FORBIDDEN
TED TALKS COURSES it is offering this summer, and it is some serious comedy gold:
Finally, after years of being SILENCED the NYU full professor and Director of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism Program has a forum in which she can make the same arguments she has been making in more or less every major publication in America since the first Bush administration. FREE SPEECH LIVES!
Only when taking the FORBIDDEN COURSES can you read the FORBIDDEN TEXTS of the world’s greatest thinkers (the book I published through Penguin Random House and the columns I publish in the country’s highest-circulation newspaper.)
This pretty much speaks for itself:
Whence I would decide to get the hell out of this room.
The list of lecturers is a familiar section from the same narrow tranche of reactionary, for example:
Never heard of this guy? I envy you:
This guy is kind of amazing because he doesn't know how to express himself tactfully in any way: he's just like "MY POLICY PRESCRIPTION IS RACISM!" https://t.co/LfMcTOXAh8— John Ganz (@lionel_trolling) May 15, 2023
I think Richard Hanania here is trying to argue the "feminization" of society is bad by invoking child rapist Epstein as an enemy of it fighting on the same side as him pic.twitter.com/cj0bLSmsEh— Wild Geerters (@steinkobbe) May 21, 2023
It is, in other words, a seminar program put together by people for whom Texas represents “freedom” (make sure to avoid any unplanned pregnancies, or being trans if you expect to ever leave your house!)