January 27, 2002
Hamilton Philosophy Professor Robert Simon was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times
about political correctness in the college classroom. According to Simon, "The hesitancy to judge has created a moral paralysis among some students." He goes on to report that "as many as one-fifth of his students, while well-meaning, ultimately refuse to morally denounce the Holocaust, slavery and human sacrifice." He concludes, "I thnk sometimes students are just protecting themselves. If they come out with a politically incorrect statement, they can really get hammered."