Most demonic college freshman in history: Tal Fortgang is the most demonic college freshman in world history.
Still, that makes him a college freshman. In turn, that makes Salon’s meltdown this week a bit of a milestone in the history in Salonist breakdowns concerning first-year students.
Background: Fortgang wrote a murky essay for a campus publication at Princeton. This could have been extremely important, except Fortgang is a freshman in college and no one cares what he writes or expects him to have much to say.
No one except the Salonistas! Complete with links, this is the reading list for the site’s upcoming MOOC, “Tal Fortgang and the rise of the demonic among college freshmen we’ve heard of:”
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014 05:03 PM EDTWe’ve probably missed a piece or three. Given Fortgang’s significance among college freshmen who live in his cluttered dorm room, more essays will likely appear.
“I’ll never apologize for my white privilege” guy is basically most of white America
Princeton University freshman Tal Fortgang is a jerk, but he's not an outlier on the issue of racism in America
MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014 02:49 PM EDT
We don’t need your apology, Princeton kid
Tal Fortgang wrote an essay saying he's not sorry for being male and white—but who asked him to be?
MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014 07:07 PM EDT
Princeton, check your privilege (or at least your PR strategy)
From Susan Patton to Tal Fortgang—what is going on at Princeton?
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014 12:45 PM EDT
The 5 most regrettable student Op-Eds
Tal Fortgang is not the first undergrad to pen a polemic that will surely haunt him for many years to come
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014 02:45 PM EDT
Right-wing wunderkind syndrome: What’s really behind the popularity of Tal Fortgang?
A Princeton freshman pens a defense of white privilege and gets famous. But why him? And why now?
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 07:45 AM EDT
How whites should talk about white privilege: (Hint, it’s not like Tal Fortgang)
The Fortgang and Stephen Colbert debates are missing this: Outspoken white allies who acknowledge their privilege
AARON R. HANLAN
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014 12:45 PM EDT
Bye-bye, whiny white dudes: Tucker Carlson, Tal Fortgang and the weakening grip of entitlement
The relevance of jerks like Fortgang and Carlson has never been more tenuous—which is why they're whining harder
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014 02:48 PM EDT
White privilege 101: Here’s the basic lesson Paul Ryan, Tal Fortgang and Donald Sterling need
Here's one way to fight back against ignorance: A refresher on how privilege works, and why race and gender matter
Our favorite headline has to be this one: “What’s really behind the popularity of Tal Fortgang?”
We’re not sure! Given the fact that Fortgang is a college freshman, can anyone think of the demonic way he has become well known?
The melting away of the liberal brain isn’t likely to turn out well. At Salon, anthropogenic format change has produced a great deal of melting.
Weekend update: As of Saturday afternoon, we’ve added one piece we missed.