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Of Lunatics and Asylums

Joe490 Wrote: Apr 12, 2013 1:27 AM
It's true that most universities are pretty far left, but Columbia is in a class of its own. No surprise that they hired another terrorist. During the Cold War half the Soviet spies in the US government were recruited at Columbia: http://historyhalf.com/columbia-university-and-communism/

We tell ourselves, we parents of college-bound kids (not to mention ordinary citizens), that American campuses really aren't as bad as all that, that students can avoid the most tendentious indoctrinators and that the press tends to exaggerate. And then we read headlines like "Kathy Boudin Teaching at Columbia" and sharp reality once again punctures the comfortable cushion of denial.

I'm not speaking personally because I'm among the hyper-vigilant and politically obsessed. I read the newsletters of the National Association of Scholars, a group of academics who bravely battle campus attempts to suppress free speech and free inquiry. I scan...