Monday, November 23, 2015

‘These Are Tyrannical Students’: What a Former Harvard Professor Thinks of College Protests

Watching student protests spread like wildfire across college campuses nationwide, a former Harvard Law School professor of 50 years is speaking out, warning that students are “moving to the absurd,” and faculty and administrators are doing nothing to stop it.

“It’s gotten to the point where it is so abused and so hypocritical, and yet nobody is concerned,” Alan Dershowitz told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “After 50 years of teaching at Harvard, I have never met a less courageous group of people than tenured faculty.”

The last thing administrators or faculty want to do is get into fights with minority students, because then they’re perceived as being racists and sexists and homophobes, and these are epithets that are hard to respond to. So it’s much easier to go with the flow and be popular, particularly with the most vocal students.

Dershowitz, a Jewish native of Brooklyn who’s been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer,” speaks to the protests from experience. Throughout his career...
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2 comments:

  1. If I were to place a bet? I would bet every dime I had that none of those protesters should actually, by merit, be at that school. Protesting is all they have, and it will, in the end, fail them. They will be put in cages where they belong until they understand they are not elite. They aren't even on par with the least. Their only hope is to be meek, and it is apparent that they do not understand even this. Time, as timekillers suggest, is not on their side. *wink*

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  2. Also keep in mind that this is the generation that got "participation" awards, endless strikes when "at bat" in baseball when they couldn't hit the ball, and the other feel good BS that was bestowed upon them.

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