Why Criticizing Liberalism Triggers White Educated Men

I have a confession: I really enjoy upsetting folks with degrees in disciplines like philosophy, humanities, classics or their social science derivatives.

Sack of Rome by the Visigoths: Joseph-Noël Sylvestre 1890. Minus the anachronistic lack of clothing — that’s a weird Greco-Roman aesthetic thing — a decent representation of my aims.

I’ve worked with many of them for years, published with them, studied their works. And the beauty of having no more academic allegiance, no affiliation with the dead world of tenured white male professors and their…