The editors at The New Republic have a great editorial today looking at what speakers are (and are not) welcome on college campuses nowadays. They point out the absurd truth that the same week that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was welcomed at Columbia, Larry Summers was uninvited to a University of California event:
“Larry Summers is a cheerleader for terrorism; he boasts of his success in purging homosexuals from his midst; he brags of his desire to wipe the Jewish state from the map.
“Wait, we must have confused the former Harvard president with the current Iranian one. And so must have someone else. How else can you explain the fact that, at the same time one major U.S. university lent a platform to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, another U.S. university denied a platform to Summers? Perhaps this is what is meant by intellectual diversity.”
Read the whole article here.