Friday, October 26, 2007

Campus Double Standards

from The New York Sun

The professors of the Ad Hoc Committee to Defend the University say they are in favor of "the free exchange of ideas" and against "ideological and political tests," but among the signers of the petition are two scholars, Everett Mendelsohn and J. Lorand Matory of Harvard University, who led the fight to oust Harvard's president, Lawrence Summers, for his sins of speaking out in favor of America and Israel. They say they are against "outside groups seeking to influence what is taught," but they raise not a peep against the tens of millions of dollars pouring into American universities from Saudi princes and Persian Gulf governments that are hostile to Israel.

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