Sunday, May 28, 2006
Ann does a number on Jean Rohe, the New School student who insulted John McCain at graduation.
Update: And don't miss Brian Leiter's defense of heckling -- or should I say this heckling. It all seems to depend on who is talking. My favorite line from his excerpt of a student's speech:
Ignorant, closed-minded people would not have been able to do what we did. We chose to be in New York for our years of higher education for the very reason that we would be challenged to listen to opposing viewpoints each and every day and to deal with that challenge in a nonviolent manner
Here is a news alert: New York City, especially Manhattan where the New School is, is not filled with opposing viewpoints. One can count the conservatives on one hand. I know at least two of them, and they don't report very much tolerance of differing political views -- except the kind of tolerance shown by the New School students.