The Anti-American Academy Seems Nervous
Radical wacademics are getting very touchy about having their outrageous statements exposed; the latest moonbat to decry the “new McCarthyism” is former Weather Underground member Bernardine Dohrn: The Daily Northwestern - Letters to the Editor.
The tone of Guy Benson’s April 5 guest column, “Law Prof Owes Explanation,” is the kind of poorly researched “new McCarthyism” so suddenly fashionable. The reporter says he is denied “both sides of the story,” unable to get a “balanced assessment.” He quotes my “assistant” and The New York Times quoting my “husband” and asks me to clarify his alleged comments.
Since I speak publicly about the war in Iraq, racism, children’s rights, international law and human rights, Benson and all NU students are welcome to be part of the regular give-and-take I enjoy with students, audiences and activists. To clarify, I have never endorsed terrorism, the use of violence to intimidate or coerce a civilian (or any other) population.
I fought the illegal, immoral war against Vietnam and the organized terrorism of my government — and I unequivocally oppose the terrorism of governments, individuals, and religious, political and irregular organizations. I believe we all have an obligation to speak up about what is being done in our name.
— Bernardine Dohrn,
professor, School of Law