100 Dartmouth Staffers Defend Lecturer Who Praises Antifa Violence

It’s one thing to defend his right to free speech. It’s another thing to defend violence. 

And we’ve seen Moscow’s Nick Gier defending Antifa as well. This happens when you’re a partisan hack. 

More on that in the future. 

To the surprise of very few, a bunch of professors at a highly respected college have shown their ignorance of economics, political philosophy, ethics, rights, and history. The place? Dartmouth College, in Hanover NH. The issue?


When Mark Bray, one of the originators of the sadly misguided “Occupy Wall Street” movement, and now a lecturer of Gender Studies at Dartmouth, published the seemingly hurried book, “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” on August 14th, it got plenty of attention from the leftist pop media, and that inspired folks with a modicum of critical thinking power to take a look at his ideas, and criticize Mr. Bray’s evident lack of critical thinking.

When he appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on August 20th and implied that Antifa violence was justified, because, of course, he really, really understands history, and thinks it is self-defense, saying…

I think that a lot of people recognize that, when pushed, self-defense is a legitimate response to white supremacy and neo-Nazi violence.

…That appearance inspired Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon to respond the next day:

Dartmouth embraces free speech and open inquiry in all matters, and all on our campus enjoy the freedom to speak, write, listen and debate in pursuit of better learning and understanding; however, the endorsement of violence in any form is contrary to Dartmouth values.