September 25, 2007
Columbia Dean (& Tax Prof) Schizer Denounces His Boss's Invitation to Ahmadinejad
Columbia Dean (and Tax Prof) David Schizer issued a statement denouncing the invitation from his boss, Columbia President Lee Boligenr, to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia yesterday:
[M]y personal opinion is that he should not be invited to speak. Mr. Ahmadinejad is a reprehensible and dangerous figure who presides over a repressive regime, is responsible for the death of American soldiers, denies the Holocaust, and calls for the destruction of Israel. It would be deeply regrettable if some misread this invitation as lending prestige or legitimacy to his views.
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But if Hitler or Mussolini had spoken at Columbia, there would probably have been much more awareness of what they were about, and that would on balance have been largely a good thing
Posted by: Michael Livingston | Sep 26, 2007 6:18:53 PM