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Monte Bute

Monte Bute

Monte Bute is a professor emeritus of sociology at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota. He remains a gadfly.

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A rabble rouser gets the boot | Column

By: - October 20, 2021

In a recent essay in The Atlantic, the historian Anne Applebaum called out cultural institutions like universities, newspapers, foundations, and museums as “The New Puritans.” “Heeding public demands for rapid retribution, they sometimes impose the equivalent of lifetime scarlet letters on people who have not been accused of anything remotely resembling a crime. Instead of […]