Washington and Lee

Washington & Lee wets the bed -- makes deal with anti-history devil

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Tilting at snowflake machines, the once proud and serious university has decided to cash out its winnings from history in a hopeless effort to pay off the self-appointed history Gestapo now clanging at the gates with torches and pitchforks. Just ahead of the fiery mob, university officials will take down portraits, lock museum doors and rename buildings on campus in order to protect their precious young adolescents from being exposed to some of the harsher realities of American history — as well as the founding of the university itself. A slippery slope, indeed. What will you surrender the next time they come in a hot fever?