Carol Platt Liebau: The <i>Real</i> Reason Summers Left?

Monday, February 27, 2006

The Real Reason Summers Left?

In this Boston Globe story, it sounds as though several Harvard professors are suggesting that anti-semitism was a driving force behind the movement to get rid of Larry Summers.

I quite agree with the professor who urged the Globe to investigate.

The other thing that's noteworthy about the story is its glancing reference to a discussion between two professors that devolved into shouting and name-calling. Sadly, that's not at odds with my recollection of how a portion of the faculty acts on a frequent basis.

Clearly, knowing that one can't be fired has a deleterious impact on common courtesy.


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