Knee-jerk liberalism hurts its own cause

My daughter and I were tossing a football back and forth while also flinging around arguments about free speech, sexual assault, youthful intolerance and paternal insensitivity.

We were discussing Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan. He had been pushed out of his secondary job as head of Harvard College's Winthrop House after he helped give Harvey Weinstein, accused of sexual assault, the legal representation every defendant is entitled to.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2019, with the headline 'Knee-jerk liberalism hurts its own cause'. Print Edition | Subscribe