Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Columbia's Conceit

"Never debate a fool for the audience won't know who he is." Debating a fool AND a liar is twice as futile.

On Saturday John Coatsworth, acting dean of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, made the remark that "if Hitler were in the United States and . . . if he were willing to engage in a debate and a discussion to be challenged by Columbia students and faculty, we would certainly invite him." This was by way of defending the university's decision to host a speech yesterday by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Read the rest, it's so simple it's scary.

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