Mugged By Reality At Middlebury

College campuses are places of “emotional coddling” and “intellectual impoverishment”, wrote leftist New York Times columnist Frank Bruni.

“(The student protesters) couldn’t look at me directly, because if they had, they would have seen another human being,” wrote Middlebury College professor Allison Stanger, a self-identified liberal, who suffered a concussion as a result of being assaulted by leftist students protesting the presence of eminent sociologist Dr. Charles Murray on campus.

Stanger’s assault has forced the Left to address campus culture at America’s elite universities.

What the safe space social engineers find is that they’ve lost control of the young Frankensteins whose minds they filled with agitprop rather than intellectual curiosity.

At Middlebury, Stanger was mugged by the reality, quite literally, that there is no safe space for dissent from the established campus orthodoxy.

By abetting a contrarian view on campus, Stanger crossed into the enemy camp and thus became fair game.

In her description of the violence, Stanger offers the clichéd contention that we are at “a boiling point.”

Are we?

Were we at a boiling point during the Obama Presidency?

Or is it more accurate to say that thuggery is what leftist students have been taught since the 1960s by the Che Guevara set in academia and subsequently learned to use alternatively in collaboration with them or against them to extract what they what?