Friday, September 28, 2007


Speech Not Yet Free

Michael Rubin, writing at The Corner, remarks on collegial relations afforded Ahmadinejad by academies of higher learning, and suggests several more worthy candidates for speaking invitations, if the university interest truly is freedom of speech:

The issue we see with Columbia is deeper than freedom of speech but rather the inconsistency with which university faculties choose to support it. If men like Richard Bulliet and Lee Bollinger, and women like Lisa Marie Anderson cared about freedom of speech, they might want to enable those who don't have it, rather than celebrate the men who have taken it away.

That indictment stands against many in the Academy, the media, politics, and western intelligentsia as a whole.


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