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I guess a lot of things do repeat themselves.

Reader comment on item: Harvard Loves Jihad

Submitted by Charles (Canada), Jun 19, 2002 at 04:51

Hmm. I guess a lot of things do repeat themselves.

"Harvard's stance is typical of nearly all North America universities. Almost every Middle East specialist hides the truth about jihad and (as shown by a chilling report from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Defending Civilization) almost every campus drips contempt for the U.S. war effort"

The right also singled out intellectuals in Germany before and during WW2. And during the McCarthy years too.

In the context of this article, pointing the finger at Harvard is just slight of hand to make the conclusion: that intellectuals are antiAmerican, seem less blatantly offensive.

Mr. Pipes doesn't seem to realize that the whole purpose of academia is to foster all sorts of points of view, acceptable or not. If you find alot of people who have studied a certain subject tend to agree with each other (for instance, that fighting terrorism by bombing Afganistan might not do ... about hijacking) - well, I suppose that means nothing in the end, they're all commies anyhow.

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