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Does college literature require a warning label?

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WASHINGTON — Just when you thought American higher learning couldn’t get any more ridiculous, along come demands for warning labels on provocative works of literature.

One never knows when a sentence, phrase or word might trigger some buried memory or traumatic experience. Life is a veritable assault on the excessively sensitive, but somehow most of us muddle through. C’est la vie, after all.

But literature, apparently, is fair game for those tortured souls who fear that some -ism or another…

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