Milo Yiannopoulos, UC Berkeley, and respectability in a time of post-truth

As harrowing footage of the protest of Milo Yiannopoulos’s cancelled event at UC Berkeley have filled up my social media feed, reactions arguing that protest plays into his hands— many of them peddled by self-identifying liberals—abound in equal measure. I write the following as a “response to the responses” of sorts. Before I give a critique […]

No Church in the Wild: The Politics of the Sanctuary Campus

NOTE: This blog post was published on the Berkeley Blog on November 23rd, 2016. You can find the original post here. “Lies on the lips of a priest/Thanksgiving disguised as a feast” — Jay-Z and Kanye West, No Church in The Wild (from Watch the Throne) It has been two weeks since the election that […]