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High-Priced Kindergartens

About one thing ISIS and its fellow Islamofascists are right: The West is dissolute. They well understand, as Matthew Hennesey observes in City Journal, that it is “far easier to hijack a population in thrall to moral relativism than to conquer a free people who know why they’re free and are committed to remaining so.”

As is invariably the case with societal decline, the rot starts at the top. Last week, Yale college students surrounded, cursed, and demanded the expulsion from his home of Professor Nicholas Christakis, the Master of Silliman residential hall, because his wife Erika sent out an email (subject line: dressing yourselves) suggesting that it was not her business to pre-censor Halloween costumes – for instance, a white student wearing a sombrero and thereby “appropriating” a Latino student’s identity.