A Singular Pluralism

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on May 3, 2016

A Singular Pluralism

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at The Wall Street Journal written by the editor, James Taranto.

A Singular Pluralism
Sam Koppelman, op-ed editor of the Harvard Crimson, responds to a New York Times story “about the isolation felt by Columbia students who support Hillary Clinton”:

On my college campus, I might as well be Pat Buchanan.

At Harvard, admitting that #ImWithHer is nearly tantamount to boasting “Make America Great Again.” . . .

When defending Mrs. Clinton becomes as unacceptable as bigotry, when her supporters are called privileged, oppressive and stupid, we lose the central feature of our democracy—pluralism.

Indeed, by surrounding themselves with only those who share their narrow set of political beliefs, the students who make up the liberal base on college campuses perpetuate the very oligarchical traditions they lament.

I’m a Hillary supporter. In their eyes, I might as well be a College Republican.

Apparently at Harvard, they define “pluralism” as a willingness to tolerate every point of view from the extreme left to the hard left.

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