In response to Chris McGovern: Liberal fascism grows ever stronger in our universities, John Thomas wrote:
A good article, and a parlous situation we’re arriving at (in my day, universities taught you how to think; today, they teach you what to think). But this isn’t entirely new.
I was doing a postgrad at Birmingham when the controversial psychologist H. J. Eysenck was due to come and give a talk. The equivalents of today’s “liberal” fascists mounted a protest. There was a long, low wall near the library on which someone painted:
“Preserve academic freedom – don’t let Eysenck speak!”
Apparently Eysenck photographed it for the cover of his next book. This was 1973.