We must confront the new McCarthyism and some of its more prominent acolytes: David Horowitz, Daniel Pipes, Alan Dershowitz, Lynne Cheney and Laura Ingraham and demand that progressive voices will be heard and progressive calls for international peace and security will not be silenced. We must denounce universities that are complicit in this unseemly, autocratic purge of idealistic professors who defy the canon of Judeo-Christian elitism and American exceptionalism. Professors should profess and not be silent. To be silent, is to lie and accept the destruction of academic freedom and the inevitable closing of the American mind.
Such a writer. But, Laura Ingraham? What happened to Bill O'Reilly? Anyway, vintage self-delusion from our born-to-be-purged revolutionary.
By the way, check out the hot lineup of speakers for the event:
Pretty fast company for Our Kirsty (pip! pip!). And as MP notes, rads only--no "moderates," no conservatives, certainly no Thomas Klocek.
As'ad Abukhalil, Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, California State University - Stanislous
Bill Ayers, Professor, College of Education, University of Illinois - Chicago
Ken Butigan, author, professor and peace activist
Juan Cole, Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan
Marc Ellis, University Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor University
Scott Hibbard, Department of Political Science, DePaul University
Robert Jensen, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas - Austin
Joel Kovel, Editor-in-Chief of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism journal; Distinguished Professor of SocialStudies, Bard College
Marcy Newman, Visiting Professor, Center for American Studies and Research, American University of Beirut; Fellow, Initiative forMiddle East Policy Dialogue
Peter Novick, Professor (Emeritus), Department of History, University of Chicago
and a special documentary film presented by Landrum Bolling, Director, Mercy Corps
Update: Kirstein has a powerfist I'd never seen before:
Update II: Wedgehead though he be, Kirstein is right about Freewheelin'. Great album.