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(Permalink) Posted: July 16 2008,13:35   

Quote (Robert O'Brien @ July 16 2008,13:05)
As for your comments about Pat Buchanan, while your credulity is commendable, the charge of antisemitism is derived from the same folks who brought us the Iraq War and are currently fomenting for war with Iran.

And this is supposed to be an argument for what, exactly? Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.

Furthermore Pat needs little help from others in regard to expressing anti-Semitic notions. From here      
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He referred to Capitol Hill as "Israeli-occupied territory." (St. Louis Post Dispatch, 10/20/90)

After Cardinal O'Connor criticized anti-Semitism during the controversy over construction of a convent near Auschwitz, Buchanan wrote: "If U.S. Jewry takes the clucking appeasement of the Catholic cardinalate as indicative of our submission, it is mistaken. When Cardinal O'Connor of New York seeks to soothe the always irate Elie Wiesel by reassuring him 'there are many Catholics who are anti-Semitic'...he speaks for himself. Be not afraid, Your Eminence; just step aside, there are bishops and priests ready to assume the role of defender of the faith." (New Republic, 10/22/90)

There's more to read at that site. Or you can try to forget that William F. Buckley wrote a scathing 1991 article in the National Review, suggesting that Buchanan was anti-Semitic. John Podhoretz levels the same charge in 2006. Similar accusations have been found on the other wing, as documented with these stories and columns in the New York Times. When both the right and the left agree on something, it might be time to pay attention to it.
   
Quote (Robert O'Brien @ July 16 2008,13:05)

Finally, I agree that most faculty have little say in how their universities are run on the whole, but that is ancillary to my claim that some think they are insulated from accountability to the people (in the case of public universities).

No doubt some of them think that they deserve the Nobel Prize as well, but again, so what? What significant problems arise from the delusions of those few? More importantly, what solution would you propose that would solve this horrendous problem that you have identified?

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
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