How Columbia University Owned Itself

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As long as humans have verbally communicated with each other, the self-own, the act of inadvertently embarrassing or contradicting oneself, has been irresistible entertainment for onlookers. The self-own can frequently be seen in William Shakespeare’s characters, who unwittingly gave away their true nature to the audience, to modern day when political commentator Ben Shapiro unwittingly revealed his ignorance of the female…