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    Ten campus novels as op-eds about the dangers of wokeness.

    Jessie Gaynor

    August 31, 2021, 12:45pm

    It’s back-to-school season, which is good news for all the “heterodox thinkers” whose bread and butter is writing about the dangers of campus wokeness run amuck. Of course, in today’s newsletter-dominated media landscape, they might find themselves in need of new campus controversies to keep the subscription numbers up. I present for the approval of the Substack Society: the campus novel, rewritten as anti-wokeness moral panic headline.

    The Secret Place
    The Dark Side of the Campus MeToo Movement: Secret Powers and Boy Murder

    My Education
    Falling in Love with My Sexy Professor’s Wife Was Crucial to My College Experience. It Would Never Be Allowed to Happen Today

    The Rules of Attraction
    America’s College Students Need Less Coddling and More Boring Love Triangles

    The Secret History
    Did Students in a Bacchanalian Frenzy Kill That Farmer, or Was It the Culture Wars?

    Normal People
    The Case Against Marxism and Also Sex

    Pnin
    Woke Campuses Have Created a Culture of Fear of Bringing the Wrong Lecture Notes to Cremona

    Stoner
    I Traveled to a Rust Belt Diner to Meet the Disillusioned College Professor the Left Has Forgotten

    Lucky Jim
    The Cancellation of Jim Dixon

    Wonder Boys
    What Do We Lose When We Prevent Professors from Spending One Wild Night with Their Promising But Troubled Students Who Have Stolen a Valuable Piece of Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia from The University Chancellor’s Home?

    The Idiot
    What Happened to Flirting?

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