12 December 2007 - Disgrace! Harvard Capitulates
Yesterday, Harvard President Drew G. Faust announced that the university will organize a committee to investigate free speech on campus. This entirely unnecessary effort is a pathetic capitulation to radical anti-Israel professors and to their spurious contention that criticism of Israel is suppressed on campus. The radical faction is led by the same people who pushed Larry Summers out in 2005.
Let’s call this campaign what it really is: an attempt to privilege anti-Israel speech, and to target outspoken advocates of Israel like Professor Alan Dershowitz. Much will depend on who is selected for Faust’s committee, but even if the investigation is carried out objectively, Matory and his minions will atill terrorize the supine scholars. It’s up to us students to sort things out. We are in it for the long haul.
UPDATE: I was about to correct my description of the committee when I saw the comment below correcting me, and I agree with it. Yes--the university is "considering" a committee. A very important distinction.