1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Slouching Toward Irrelevance

Reader comment on item: Columbia University vs. America

Submitted by Bill Hadney (United States), Apr 3, 2003 at 13:40

As I watched news reports showing the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch, of Palestine, West Virginia, a "hardscrabble town of 900 population", as it was described, I thought of this wonderfully patriotic heroine nearly giving her life to protect the freedoms of those academic vermin at Columbia University. Even with two broken legs, a broken arm and one or more gunshot wounds, this woman did not flinch from that commitment, while simultaneously helping to rid the Iraqis of the brutal regime a few of Columbia's professors apparently hold so dear.

Indeed, while Columbia was hiring these... , many others were also heading to the front lines to defend the school's right to make those decisions. As unbalanced as this equation may appear, the views of De Genova, Foner, Said, Khalidi, Sick, Saliba, Massad, et al, will soon become irrelevant to free Iraqis and to other free Arab nations that may follow their experience.

I take comfort in believing academia, in general, is fully cognizant of that, as the growing volume of noise from campus is beginning to confirm.
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 Slouching Toward Irrelevance by Bill Hadney

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.)