A Warm Bath of Political Correctness

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Orwell described the traditional boarding-school education given to upper-class English boys as “five years in a lukewarm bath of snobbery.” John Derbyshire describes a modern university education as a warm bath of Political Correctness:

I upgraded the metaphor from lukewarm to warm because of the crude force and intimidation that is used when ramming PC down college freshman throats — so much coarser than the gentle, subliminal indoctrination carried out at Orwell’s Eton.

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