The Right Coast
October 25, 2004
The Atmosphere at Harvard
By Mike Rappaport
Harvard Professor Ruth R. Wisse writes in the Journal on the intolerant political climate at Harvard and the rest of the academy. Here is an excerpt:
One of the most refreshing things about President Bush is his immunity from intellectual intimidation. More than his decision to go to war in Iraq, more than the religious values I share with him (though I do not share his religion), I appreciate that, though he has to struggle for language, he expresses unapologetically his commitment to the strength of our nation. By contrast, through their opposition to the military, my clever colleagues have done everything they could to make America indefensible.