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Evergreen Protests of 2016-2017: The Bibliography: Jan - April 2018

Articles January through April 2018

Snyder, Jeffrey Aaron.  "Fear of Contagion and the Rage to Censor".  Salmagundi, iss 197/198  (Winter/Spring 2018): 112-123,211.  Access for Evergreen community members.

Miller, Calum.  "The Plausibility of Abhorrent Views, and Why it Matters".  In The Value and Limits of Academic Speech, edited by Donald Alexander Downs and Chris W. Surprenant.  Routledge, New York.   30 April, 2018.

Heying, Heather E. 2018. “Opinion | Nature Is Risky. That’s Why Students Need It.” The New York Times, April 30, 2018, sec. Opinion.

T, Brett. 2018. “Evergreen State Students Putting on Their Own No-Whites-Allowed ‘Day of Absence’ This Year.” Twitchy.Com. April 26, 2018.

Heying, Heather. 2018. Why Unintelligent Protest May Kill Democracy. Big Think.

Shapiro, Ben. 2018. “Intellectual Refusniks and Renegades.” National Review. April 25, 2018.

Soh, Debra. 2018. “Who Will the Evergreen Mob Target Next?” Quillette. April 20, 2018.

Beck, Chris. 2018. “The Intellectual Dark Web: An Alternative to Partisan Gridlock.” Splice Today. April 20, 2018.

Freedman, Ben.  "Op-ed: Recommitting to Whitman’s Academic Freedom".  Whitman Wire. 10 April, 2018.

“Kevin Williamson and the Twitter Mob.” 2018. National Review. April 10, 2018.

Pomper, Steven.  De-Policing America: A Street Cop’s View of the Anti-Police State.  Post Hill Press.  10 April, 2018.

Two paragraphs on Weinstein and Evergreen, including a couple of factual errors and a couple of editing mistakes.

Asher, Lyell. 2018. “How Ed Schools Became a Menace.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2018.

Dorman, Peter. 2018. “Pseudo-Equity: Further Remarks on the Politics of Mandatory Diversity Training at Evergreen.” EconoSpeak. April 8, 2018.

Dorman, Peter. 2018. “Evergreen Looks in the Mirror and Says It’s OK.” EconoSpeak. April 5, 2018.

Mason, Luke Robert. 2018. “Virtual Futures:  Harnessing Evolution with Bret Weinstein.” YouTube. March 31, 2018.

Wright, Robert. 2018. Tribalism and Enlightenment Values | Robert Wright & Bret Weinstein [The Wright Show]. Bloggingheads.Tv:  The Wright Show.

Ngo, Andy. 2018. “Which Side Are You On?” Quillette. March 29, 2018.

Beres, Derek. 2018. “Intellectual Dark Web: 5 Key Moments That Led to Its Rise.” Big Think. March 28, 2018.

Smith, David Livingstone. 2018. “Dark Knowledge?” Philosophy Talk. March 27, 2018.

Boston Herald. 2018. “Editorial: U.S. Culture Clash Plays out on College Campuses,” March 26, 2018.

“Campus Speech Is in Crisis.” The Washington Post; Washington, D.C., 23 Mar. 2018, p. A.22.

Walters, Daniel. 2018. “US Senate Candidate Joey Gibson, Magnet for the Violent Alt-Right, Is Holding a Rally in Spokane Valley on Sunday.” Inlander. March 23, 2018.

Boone, Rolph. 2018. “Why Did The Evergreen State College Delay This $42M Student Housing Project?” The Olympian, March 23, 2018.

Nevares, Ivy, and Jens Erik Gould. 2018. “The Rubin Report: A Case for Civil Discourse.” The Knife Media. March 21, 2018.

Heying, Heather. 2018. “Evidence of My Racism.” Medium:  Heather Heying. March 18, 2018.

Wilson, Jason. 2018. “How to Troll the Left: Understanding the Rightwing Outrage Machine.” The Guardian, March 18, 2018.

Heying, Heather. 2018. “Cooties as Rhetoric.” Medium:  Heather Heying. March 16, 2018.

Merzbach, Hanna. 2018. “Professors Address Freedom of Speech Concerns after Law School Protests.” The Pioneer Log. March 16, 2018.

Daum, Meghan. 2018. “A New Movement to Speak Truth to Identity Politics Is Our Best Hope against Regressive Thinking.” Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2018.

Herzog, Katie. 2018. “Counterpoint: Yes, There’s a Free Speech Crisis and No, I Won’t Shut Up About It.” The Stranger, March 15, 2018.

Sexton, John. 2018. “Professor Notes Men Are Taller than Women on Average, SJWs Storm out Angrily.” Hot Air. March 14, 2018.

Hutchens, Gareth. 2018. “Not All He Says Is Defensible, but Jordan Peterson Deserves to Be Taken Seriously | Gareth Hutchens.” The Guardian, March 12, 2018.

“Mr. and Mrs. Maci: The Atomwaffen Division Implodes.” 2018. Eugene Antifa. March 9, 2018.

PSU College Republicans. 2018. Victims, Victims Everywhere: Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Academic Freedoms

Bret Weinstein, Professor in Exile. 2018. So to Speak The Free Speech Podcast (FIRE)T.

Cooper Point Journal. “Former Evergreen Chief of Police Alleges Hostile Work Environment:  Stacy Brown Makes Moves Towards a Legal Claim of Discrimination Based On Race and Gender,” March 7, 2018.

Cooper Point Journal.  "POC TALK: Students Respond to the End of Day of Absence/ Day of Presence".   7 March, 2017.

Rao, Venkatesh. 2018. “A Quick (Battle) Field Guide to the New Culture Wars.” Ribbonfarm. March 6, 2018.

Butcher, Jonathan. 2018. “How the University of Wisconsin Protected Its Students and First Amendment Rights.” The Heritage Foundation. March 6, 2018. /education/commentary/how-the-university-wisconsin-protected-its-students-and-first-amendment-rights.

Beres, Derek. 2018. “Intellectual Dark Web: Meet the Women behind the Movement.” Big Think. March 5, 2018.

Hill, Eli. 2018. “Tisa Bryant, Miranda Mellis, and Katie Aymar’s The Encyclopedia Project, Volume III L-Z.” The Brooklyn Rail, March 5, 2018.

Subverse Videos. 2018. How Social Justice Activists Took Over a College and Drove Some Professors Out

Heying, Heather. 2018. “The Twin Virtues of Trust and Uncertainty.” Medium:  Heather Heying. March 4, 2018.

Pluckrose, Helen. 2018. “This Is Why We Need to Talk About Diversity.” Areo, March 4, 2018.

Heying, Heather. 2018. “On the Dangers of Read-Only Activism.” Medium:  Heather Heying. March 2, 2018.

Aljazeera. 2018. “YouTube Removes US Neo-Nazi Group Atomwaffen Division’s Channel,” March 1, 2018.

Block, Walter E. “Student Unrest: Cultural Marxist Underpinnings and Administrative Support.” Economics, Management and Financial Markets; Woodside, vol. 13, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 63–83.

Rantz, Jason. 2018. “Evergreen State College (Mostly) Ends Embarrassing ‘Day of Absence.’” MyNorthwest.Com. February 28, 2018.

Coffman, Steve. 2018. “Student Newspaper Publishes Hardcore Porn and Sexual Violence Photo Spread.” The College Fix. February 28, 2018.

Pemberton, Lisa. 2018. “Evergreen Cancels Annual ‘Day of Absence’ Event That Sparked Backlash and Protests.” The Olympian, February 27, 2018.

Rantz, Jason. 2018. “Evergreen State College Pres. Chided Dean Who Revealed Financial Woes.” MyNorthwest.Com. February 23, 2018.

Paros, Mike. 2018. “The Evergreen Meltdown.” Quillette. February 22, 2018.

Berend, Autumn. 2018. “Protests Don’t Stop Panel with James Damore at Portland State University.” The Clackamas Print - Clackamas Community College News, February 22, 2018.

Jaschik, Scott. 2018. “Evergreen State Cancels ‘Day of Absence’ That Set off Series of Protests and Controversies.” February 22, 2018.

“A Step in the Right Direction.” 2018. The Princetonian. February 21, 2018.

Leon, Juan. 2018. “Bret Weinstein Shows Us the Best Way to Criticize Jordan Peterson.” Pluralist.Com. February 21, 2018.

Murray, Douglas. 2018. “Inside the Intellectual Dark Web.” Spectator Life, February 21, 2018.

Rogan, Joe. 2018. Joe Rogan Experience #1081 - Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying. The Joe Rogan Experience.

Berend, Autumn, and 2018. 2018. “Protesters Attack Sound System but Fail to Shut down Event with Fired Google Engineer.” The College Fix. February 19, 2018.

Cooley, Lauren. 2018. “Activists Smash Sound Equipment at ‘Google Memo’ Author’s University Talk.” Washington Examiner, February 19, 2018.

Williams, Emma Josephson Anna. 2018. “Ex-Google Employer Visits Campus, Community Responds | Vanguard,” February 19, 2018.

Turley, Jonathan. 2018. “Evergreen College To Drop It’s Racially Exclusionary ‘Day Of Absence’ Event As Applications Drop Significantly.” JONATHAN TURLEY. February 19, 2018.

Woodward, Andrew.  "Have a Conversation".  The Texas Orator.  18 Februray, 2018.

Woodward opposes campus critics and protestors who have targeted Lindsay Shepherd, Jordan Peterson, and Weinstein; and calls for people to have "real discussion" across differences.  Perhaps because he is a student himself, Woodward does something that other commentators should have emulated:  he quotes directly from the Evergreen student paper to explain the Day of Absence. "[t]his past year, however, the dynamic of the Day of Absence changed. Instead of people of color voluntarily leaving the campus, 'white students, staff and faculty [were] invited to leave the campus for the day’s activities,' as reported by a student journal at Evergreen."  In fact,,this and  the rest of the Evergreen student newspaper article, nearly always ignored, could be usefully referenced in nearly every account of the Day of Absence.

Rosen, Christine. “The Peterson Principle.” Commentary Magazine, 16 Feb. 2018,

Coffman, Steve. 2018. “Evergreen State College Predicts Nearly 20 Percent Drop in Student Enrollment.” The College Fix. February 16, 2018.

Ngo, Andy. 2018. “Antifa Rages Against Google’s Dissident.” Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2018, sec. Opinion.

Parke, Caleb. 2018. “Antifa Targets ‘Google Memo’ Author James Damore’s Talk at Portland State.” Text.Article. Fox News. February 16, 2018.

Schmidt, Zachery. 2018. “At Public College That Told Whites to Leave Campus, a New Course Promotes Viewpoint Diversity.” The College Fix. February 15, 2018.

Herzog, Katie. 2018. “Evergreen Ranks as One of the Worst Colleges in the U.S. for Free Speech.” The Stranger, February 15, 2018.

Joseph, Jesse, and Neil Loehline. 2018. “Taking on the Google-Bro’s Sexism in Portland.” SocialistWorker.Org, February 15, 2018.

Long, Katherine. 2018. “1st Amendment Group Gives Evergreen State College Low Marks for Free Speech.” The Seattle Times, February 14, 2018.

Thomason, Andy, and Adam Harris. 2018. “Your Daily Briefing, a Feature for Chronicle Individual Subscribers.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 13, 2018.

Piper, Greg. 2018. “Portland State Tries to Preempt James Damore Event with Its Own Diversity Series.” The College Fix. February 13, 2018.

McGreal, Mark, and 2018. 2018. “Evergreen State to Replace Controversial Anti-White ‘Day of Absence’ with ‘Inclusion’ Symposium.” The College Fix. February 12, 2018.

Williams, Anna. 2018. “PSU Community Members Welcome, Resist Damore Visit | Vanguard.” February 12, 2018.

“The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2018.” 2018. FIRE. February 12, 2018.

Bryan, Mason. The Evergreen Protests That Forced a National Free Speech Reckoning. 7 Feb. 2018,

Rubin, David. 2018. Bret and Eric Weinstein, Brothers Together at Last (LIVE). The Rubin Report.  6 Feb 2018;  Unofficial partial transcript by Zen Black at

Tim Pool. 2018. The Authoritarian Left, Free Expression, and Gender with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (Podcast) 4 Feb 2018. .


Mottishaw, Shane. 2018. “Eric Weinstein’s Four Quadrant Model.” The Knife Media. February 1, 2018.

Nazaryan, Alexander. “What Is College Good For? Absolutely Nothing, Say Republicans (and Some Democrats).” Newsweek, Global Ed.; New York, vol. 170, no. 6, Feb. 2018. ProQuest

Rubin, David. 2018. Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro: Frontline of Free Speech (LIVE). The Rubin Report.

Harris, Adam. 2018. “Top Official at Justice Dept. Says More Colleges Should Punish Hecklers.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 26, 2018.

Ciccotta, Tom. 2018. “Bret Weinstein Claims Evergreen State College Brought in Civil Rights Attorney to Defend Deplatforming.” Breitbart. January 25, 2018.

Coffman, Steve. 2018. “Evergreen State Whitewashes Lecture That Equates White Supremacy and Free Speech, Calls It ‘Civil Rights.’” The College Fix. January 25, 2018.

Sexton, John, and 2018. 2018. “Bret Weinstein: Yes, the Left Is Eating Itself.” Hot Air. January 23, 2018.

Bellini, Jason. 2018. Wall Street Journal:  Free Speech: Colleges in the Crossfire | Moving Upstream

Campbell, Bradley, and Jason Manning. 2018. “The End of Academe: Free Speech and the Silencing of Dissent.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 21, 2018.

Kishare, Jacob. 2018. “What Is Driving the Rise of the ‘Intellectual Dark Web?’” CONATUS NEWS. January 18, 2018.

Warner, John. 2018. “What I Got Wrong About Turning Point USA | Inside Higher Ed.” Inside Higher Ed, January 18, 2018.

Bartlett, Tom. 2018. “What’s So Dangerous About Jordan Peterson?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 17, 2018.

Brubaker, Rogers.  "Academic Freedom and Controversial Speech About Campus Governance", in Academic Freedom:  The Global Challenge, edited by Michael Ignatieff and Stefan Roch.  Central European University, Budapest.  2018.

Editor Ignatieff is presdient and rector of  Central European University, formerly of Budapest.  Facing pressure from prime minister Orban, CEU moved out of Hungary to Vienna in December 2018, only months after this book was published.  Ignatieff writes that this volume ranges "from the closing of universities in Turkey and the narrowing space for academic freedom in Hungary, China, and Russia, to the controversies about free speech roiling American campuses."

Evergreen angle:  As part of a survey of cases from the United States, includes an account of Bret Weinstein's experience during the protests in 2016-2017.

Dankert, Jeff. 2018. “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Welcome to Social Justice Show.” NewsTribune, January 11, 2018.

Sears, Matthew A. 2018. “Perspective | Why ‘Social Justice Warriors’ Are the True Defenders of Free Speech and Open Debate.” Washington Post, January 9, 2018.

Gutfeld, Greg. 2018. “How to Go to College (Again).” Fox News. January 9, 2018.

Feliciano, Ivette. 2018. “Evergreen Copes with Fallout, Months after ‘Day of Absence’ Sparked National Debate.” PBS NewsHour

Segal, Corinne. 2018. “‘These Conversations Are Not Comfortable’ -- How Colleges Can Address Racial Inequality.” PBS NewsHour. January 7, 2018.

Blum, Alexander. 2018. “Free Speech Leftists Still Exist.” Quillette. January 2, 2018.


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