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COLUMBIA DID INVITE A NAZI IN 1933 AND EXPELLED AN ANTI-NAZI DEMONSTRATOR

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Oct 3, 2007 at 20:20

Would Columbia have invited Hitler?

In today's (Oct 2, 2007) New York Sun, an article by Rick Richman describes how, in fact, in 1933, Columbia's then president, Nicholas Butler, refused to cancel a lecture by a Nazi in Hitler's regime.

"Three years later, the university expelled the president-elect of the junior class after he led an anti-Nazi demonstration outside President Butler's home. That same year, Butler sent a delegation to celebrate the founding of the University of Heidelberg, notwithstanding the Nazi dismissal of more than 1,500 professors."

In discussing Mr. Bollinger, Mr. Richman goes on to say ....

"Lee Bollinger's harsh introduction of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may indicate he is less morally obtuse, or more concerned about alumni contributions, than Nicholas Butler, but Mr. Bollinger's words would have been more appropriate as a response to the original memo suggesting an Ahmadinejad invitation."

"Mr. Bollinger is now receiving criticism for his rudeness — not only for the perceived breach of etiquette, but for the boost Mr. Ahmadinejad received from it at home."

http://www.nysun.com/article/63782?page_no=1

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