Students at Middlebury college woke up on February 28 to a jarring sight in their campus newspaper: a full-color photograph of Satan – or, since they don’t believe in stuff like that, controversial political scientist Charles Murray.
Also displayed in the photo was Professor Allison Stanger. Murray and Stanger were walking out of a lecture the former had just given at Middlebury last year when the two were assaulted by some woke students. Stanger received a concussion and had to wear a neck brace.
The editor of the newspaper was terrified that the mere sight of Murray would be a traumatic, triggering event for many students and felt compelled to explain himself in an editorial:
I wish to explain the photograph […]