: Eileen McNamara does a hatchet job on Lawrence Summers
, comparing him to Cardinal Law. I mean, c’mon, Eileen. Talk about a stretch. Read the full text
of Summers’ speech. This isn’t about “paranoia,” as McNamara states. Nor is it exclusively about the Israel divestment issue. It’s about the undeniable reality of growing anti-Israel, anti-Zionism and, yes, anti-Semitism on campuses across the globe.
Postscript: Hub Blog thinks Summers' growing list of critics, including McNamara, is not only upset about his comments on divestment, but also his temerity for saying this: "But where anti-Semitism and views that are profoundly anti-Israeli have traditionally been the primary preserve of poorly educated right-wing populists, profoundly anti-Israel views are increasingly finding support in progressive intellectual communities." ... Deep down, they know it's true. The campus left's attempt to Relive the Glory Days of Anti-Apartheid Protest is running smack into the reality that they've aligned themselves with some very nasty, nasty people. Which is why Summers' use of the words "effect" and "intent" is on the mark. Enough on this subject. I'm tiring of it.