Glad you enjoyed it. I wrote a few other pieces related to this one that you may find worthwhile as well:

https://medium.com/@btawesome/the-myth-of-heterodoxy-b43c23dcb0dd
https://medium.com/@btawesome/reason-vs-viewpoint-diversity-78fe8a17efc
https://medium.com/@btawesome/get-triggered-499df9d8d69

It’s also worth being on the lookout as to who is really behind movements like this. In the case of the Heterodox Academy, the moneyed cofounder is Nicholas Quinn Rozenkrantz. He is the Trustfund Libertarian son of a billionaire, sits on the board of directors of the Federalist Society, and is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, which is itself the Trustfund Libertarian outfit of Charles Koch. Cato and the Kochs, of course, have a raft of terrible ideas that have been roundly rejected by the academy for decades, so it is unsurprising that a senior member at the Cato Institute would be pushing for the inclusion of terrible ideas on college campuses under the guise of viewpoint diversity.

He, like the Kochs, was born into and still sits at the pinnacle of privilege, and wields that privilege to push for the eradication of institutions and cultural movements aimed at protecting and uplifting the underprivileged. That is all Heterodox Academy is. It is an advocacy group for the privileged.

Just the facts: Writer. Gamer. Feminist. Educated in Astrophysics. Professional Gambler. Student of Language. Satanist. Anarchist.

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