March 31, 2003

A BUNCH OF PEOPLE have been begging me to post the email address of Columbia professor Nicholas De Genova, who called for America’s defeat in Iraq and said that he’d like to see “a million Mogadishus.”

I don’t see the point. I doubt that a flood of hatemail will change his opinions. But if you want to express your dismay at his comments, and suggest that it reflects badly on Columbia, you might want to contact:

Lee C. Bollinger, President

email: bollinger@columbia.edu

Personally, I rather doubt that Columbia would be as respectful of De Genova’s free speech if he had called for “a million Matthew Shepards” or “a million Emmett Tills.” Maybe I’m wrong. But I don’t think so.

(Via Blogs of War).