“As an American liberal with impeccable credentials, I would like to say that political correctness is going go kill American liberalism if it is not fought to the death by people like me for the dangers it represents to free speech, to the exchange of ideas, to openheartedness, or to the spirit of art itself. Political correctness has a stranglehold on academia, on feminism, and on the media. It is a form of both madness and maggotry, and has already silenced the voices of writers like James Dickey and others.”

My Reading Life, Pat Conroy, p. 298.

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