The Right Coast

January 13, 2004
Maybe giving to Oxford isn't such a great idea
By Tom Smith

I was thinking about giving some money to Oxford, one of my alma maters. Instead, I think I will send the money here. I think I like the idea of helping pay for an ambulance more than, however indirectly, the airfare of some British twit who wants to come over here and spew hatred against Jews. Or maybe there's some Jewish organization at Oxford I could give to? On top of everything else, it is just profoundly wrong, for some "poet" in perhaps the most cossetted place on Earth, to rant as if he knows what it's like to pick up the pieces of a child off a street, or to call a father or husband and tell him that his wife or daughter is dead and that the body is "non-viewable." What a disgrace.