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The McGinn Case

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On October 17, 2015
Katie Roiphie had a #slatepitch PENETRATING QUESTION a couple years back: Was the saga of Colin McGinn really a clear-cut case of sexual harassment? The answer to this question was pretty clearly “yes” even in 2013, but as of now there’s certainly no doubt: A former University of Miami graduate student filed a federal lawsuit […]

R.I.P. Joe McGinniss

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On March 11, 2014

When I was teaching The Selling of the President 1968, I sent McGinniss an email asking if I could ask him questions. He responded that he’d be more than happy to answer any I had, as well as an

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Little triggers in your grip

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On August 27, 2020
Meet Kyle Rittenhouse — his hobbies include mass murder, Donald Trump rallies, and triggering the libs: Kyle Rittenhouse loved cops, guns, President Trump, and “triggering the libs,” according to some of his former classmates at Lakes Community High School in Lake County, Illinois. His clothes were often branded with pro-police slogans, and he carried a Blue […]

Roger Ailes

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On May 18, 2017

Roger Ailes has died.  Ailes’s gifts to the American public included Richard Nixon’s presidency and Fox News: indeed it’s fair to say that the ascension of Donald Trump was the culm

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I suppose I should avoid being trolled by Rebecca Schuman, but really: Many of these cases—including the ones at Berkeley, Miami, and CalTech—have something utterly unsurprising in common: The alleged inappropriate behavior took place during an “independent study” between the professor and an early career graduate student. Not only is she generalizing from a small […]
Katie Roiphe has a very lengthy piece on Colin McGinn, which protestations-too-much that she basically supports contemporary sexual harassment policies aside is an apologia. The key problem with her argument is that in questioning whether McGinn was really guilty of sexual harassment she describes behavior as…sexual harassment. In particular, she seems not to understand that […]
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