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Friday, January 09, 2004

Roger L. Simon points us to . . .
the meetings of the Modern Language Association?

Not a single member expressed support for the war

I'm glad that Roger Simon and his wife email each other from within the same place; my husband and I do that too. Thank you to his wife Sheryl for pointing Simon to this Boston Globe report on what he calls the "monolithic point of view in academia, which should be the bastion of free expression."
Just a few years ago, he noted, the Taliban was regularly attacked at MLA meetings for their treatment of women and likened to the American religious right. Now, there is only talk of how the United States has taken away the rights of the Afghan people.

Read both the Boston Globe piece and Simon's commentary.

Been there, done that, can't believe it.