Roger L. Simon

"Fight Fiercely, Harvard!" (You're financed by the Saudis)

I wish Tom Lehrer were around to write new lyrics to his amusing song about our most distinguished university, whose Islamic Studies department is now the recipient of a multimillion dollar donation from Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal. This is the supposedly-progressive prince who, you might recall, has also bought heavily into Fox News. Of course the absolute racist nature of his regime (where, among many other Medieval laws and traditions, including institutionalized misogyny, religions other than Islam are banned) is conveniently overlooked by these companies and insitutions. Of course, for Harvard this is particularly… what would Tom Lehrer call it?… “unseemly”?… I would call it reactionary.