Carol Platt Liebau: Absolutely Right (Upon Occasion)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Absolutely Right (Upon Occasion)

P.S.: When I was at law school at Harvard, for most intents and purposes, Alan Dershowitz began to seem like a "sensible moderate." Doesn't that tell you all you need to know about the ideological skew there? No wonder they call it "the Kremlin on the Charles [River]."


There is one thing I'll say for Alan Dershowitz: He has a history of speaking out against the oppressive leftist hegemony over debate at Harvard University.

Today, he criticizes the hard left faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences for having forced Lawrence Summers' resignation, simply because Summers was insufficiently politically correct for their radical taste (he actually had the temerity to suggest to Cornell West, a star of the African-American Studies department, that West might be well-advised to stop making rap records and start producing a little more scholarship).

It's an article worth reading -- and over time, if Harvard's star starts to dim, Dershowitz may have been prescient in diagnosing the rason why.


Blogger wile e coyote said...

Dershowitz describes Harvard as "an institution committed to academic freedom and diversity of viewpoints".

Evidently it isn't.

10:10 AM  
Blogger HouseOfSin said...

What Dershowitz said.

11:01 AM  

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