September 25, 2007
Columbia Law Dean Criticizes Ahmadinejad Invite
An interesting rift has opened between Dean Schizer and his President, Lee Bollinger, also a law professor. Schizer offers a thoughtful critique of the invitation, and I personally side with him. (After all, there's no obligation to invite anyone; is there something that the Columbia community needed to hear from the Iranian President? There are a nearly endless supply of more informative alternatives.) Bollinger, of course, did much to parry his critics by his careful denunciation of Ahmadinejad delivered to his face. Active discussion at the WSJ blawg and at Above The Law.
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I personally think that this was good because Ahmadinejad, while not my favorite politician, needed to alert the American people of the possibility that US may soon make the same mistake it did in Iraq-- this time by invading Iran... So, the American people really have a choice, try to listen and think about what people like Ahmadinejad are saying and find some truth in their statements, or go to another wrongful war...
Posted by: Zoya Kosmodemianskaya | Sep 26, 2007 9:04:00 AM
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