3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Free speech or Free hate

Reader comment on item: Profs Who Hate America

Submitted by Chuck Edmonds (United States), Nov 15, 2002 at 03:10

But it's not really free, is it? What does a year at Harvard go for these days? I believe all freshmen should be required to take a course in Logic before being exposed to the likes of Noam Chomsky. Perhaps during orientation for such a logic class, students should be encouraged to use logical reasoning techniques to question "even the teachings of your Professors."

A required assignment could be to read a madrassah class transcript (in translation) and determine if the transcipt represents logic. Maybe a simpler quesion for the first day would be to determine the logic of petitioning a nation to change its policies by murdering 3000 of its citizens.

How about a bill of rights? They seem popular lately. We have them in healthcare and even in the offices of bail bondsmen. One of the rights might be quesioning Professors of the policies of a University without fear of reprisal.

I forgot - what does it cost to attend Harvard for a year? If my child should ever achieve admission to an esteemed university, I'd want that University to be as far from Palo Alto as possible.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Free speech or Free hate by Chuck Edmonds

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)