In August 1983, an anguished mother reported to the police that her 2-year old son had been horrifically abused in the Mc Martin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California.

Students at Boston University demanded that a Robin Thicke concert be cancelled: His hit song Blurred Lines is supposedly a rape anthem.

(It includes the words, “I know you want it.”) Professors at Oberlin, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Rutgers have been urged to place “” on class syllabi that include books like the Great Gatsby—too much misogynist violence.

This movement is turning our campuses into hostile environments for free expression and due process.

, but that the alleged victim had deliberately falsified her charges.

She was charged with lying to police for filing a false report, and fled the state. Here is a partial list of young men who have recently filed lawsuits against their schools for what appear to be gross mistreatment in campus sexual assault tribunals: —Denison.

Presumed guilty is the new legal principle where sex is concerned.

Sexual assault on campus is a genuine problem—but the new rape culture crusade is turning ugly.

And so far, university officials, political leaders, and the White House are the mob.

It appears that we are in the throes of one of those panics where paranoia, censorship, and false accusations flourish—and otherwise sensible people abandon their critical facilities.