In short, he's New Jersey " (emphasis added). The rot runs deeper yet. New Jersey's most celebrated institution, Princeton University, is in a greater state of moral decay than almost any other elite university -- which is quite an achievement. When Harvard's president asked Cornel West, a professorial version of Amiri Baraka, to produce something scholarly and not preoccupy himself with making rap records, guess which university leaped to hire West. Princeton. Princeton has also recently lured another scary professor -- Peter Singer of Australia. Prof. Singer was named the DeCamp Professor in the University Center for Human Values, one of the most prestigious appointments at Princeton. Among other views of Prof. Singer that mock Princeton's origins is his belief that parents should have 28 days after the birth of their child to decide whether to kill it if they deem the child sufficiently handicapped. Ideologically, New Jersey is to America what Berkeley is to California; and Princeton now fits there quite well. Baraka, Torricelli, McGreevey, Corzine, Lautenberg, a politicized Supreme Court. Only one state has them all.