February 8, 2006, - 12:31 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
On this site, we frown on sequels and remakes. But occasionally, there is an exception and a need for one.
A long time ago, John LeBoutillier (a former U.S. Congressman), wrote the book, “Harvard Hates America.” It’s time for the sequel, “Princeton Hates America.”
Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal had a disturbing, front-page piece about the Charles and Marie Robertson Family and their gift of millions to Princeton University’s Woodrow Willson School of Government. The Ivy League school has been misusing the money and flagrantly flouting the conditions of the gift. Apparently, this is all too common (all you gazillionaires wishing to donate money, keep that in mind).
While that’s bad, that’s hardly the disturbing part. This is: the Journal reports that in a 1972 memo written to Princeton’s President, about the Robertson Family gift, then-Dean and Princeton Professor, John Lewis, says
What bothers me [about the terms of the Robertson family gift is] the unspoken premise that, with respect to any American institution dealing in public affairs, the highest per-se loyalty must be to the U.S. government. . . . The university should resist [this].
The Journal reports that Lewis says he feels the same way, today. It’s hardly news that this is exactly the attitude of most academics “teaching” your children at college and university campuses today. But it’s always sad to read it in print.
We’re not advocating 100% trust in the American government, some of which we’ve been quite critical. But this man, Lewis, seems to be advocating the exact opposite: 100% opposition. Despite what Islamist fashion magazines and academic ivory tower handbooks might say, hating America first is never an attractive accessory.
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