Thursday, February 23, 2006

Thomas Sowell on the Summers Resignation

Dr. Sowell on Lawrence Summers, who has resigned as President of Harvard: "His fatal flaws were honesty and a desire to do the right thing. That has ruined more than one academic career... Despite incessant repetition of the word 'diversity' in academe, the tragic fact is that the academic world is one of the most intolerant places in America when it comes to diversity of ideas. Even the president of Harvard dare not step out of line."

More than one pundit has noted this week the irony that a member of the liberal Clinton cabinet was too conservative for Harvard!

Barry Casselman has also written a good article on the subject, published by The Washington Times.


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