Wednesday, August 2, 2017


What’s Really Behind the Civil War to End Harvard’s Fraternities?
Excerpt: In Harvard’s relentless campaign to rid itself of the last seven of its all-male final clubs—the Porcellian, the A.D., the Fly, and four other high-end frats—most of what you need to know is encapsulated in the term the authorities use to refer to them: Unrecognized Single-Gender Social Organizations, or U.S.G.S.O.’s. Three parts Orwell, two parts Lenin, those five letters tell a lot about the mind-set of the bureaucrats who are, in the view of their detractors, going jihadi on these quirky, old-line places in frantic pursuit of “diversity” and “inclusion,” two terms so ubiquitous on campus, according to the Fly Club’s lawyer Harvey Silverglate, that they leave him feeling “murderous.” And he’s a card-carrying member of the A.C.L.U., a veteran of the Old Left who has had it with the New Left thought police. “They want a campus where everybody looks different but thinks alike,” says Silverglate. “That is their definition of diversity.”

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