In April 2006, when they took the Harvard logo off the scurrilous essay coauthored by Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Dean Stephen M. Walt, we wrote a letter to the Crimson to protest that it was not enough.
The Walt essay subsequently became a book and everyone forgot that Walt was paid by Harvard to write the essay and the book. We are certain that his subsequent salary raises reflected credit for that "scholarly" work.
In 2006 we read an article about Harvard's Nazi Ties - cited below. And as we indicated in a previous post, John Coatsworth - a former Harvard professor of fourteen years - proved that the Harvard-antiSemitism link is still alive and kicking - with Coatsworth legitimizing at another ivy league campus the Iranian maniac, standing in, in our generation, for Hitler.
Here is a repost from my blog of 4/8/06:
The Harvard Crimson 4/7/06 :: Opinion :: Harvard Should Withdraw `Israel Lobby' Study
To the editors:That was one approach -- and the right one in this instance.
Re: "KSG Seeks Distance From Paper," news, Mar. 24.
The charge of a malevolent organized Jewish conspiracy is the most blatant form of anti-Semitism. In the 21st century, I find it insufficient that the Kennedy School of Government removed its logo from the scurrilous paper published last week by Kennedy School of Government Dean Stephen M. Walt and Professor John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago. I find it insufficient that the most prominent educational institution in the world added a more prominent disclaimer stating that the classic racist views expressed in that work belong only to the authors.
I call on Harvard -- take that paper off your server and issue an apology to all persons of learning and conscience.
April 4, 2006
The other was to publish contrary opinions and give the appearance of a genuine debate -- as Harvard did. But that was hate literature v. academic opinion -- not a valid point - counterpoint. Hence our view was preferable -- remove the hate literature.
Was this action by Harvard surprising? Not in the context of the data presented in the article, Harvard's Nazi Ties by Stephen H. Norwood, Professor of History and Judaic Studies, University of Oklahoma published by the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. He tells us that among other Nazi-friendly actions:
Prominent Harvard alumni, student leaders, and some faculty assumed a major role in the friendly welcome accorded the Nazi warship Karlsruhe when it visited Boston in 1934, flying the swastika flag. Boston's Jewish community protested vociferously. President Conant remained silent. Officers and crewmen from the warship were entertained at Harvard, and professors attended a gala reception in Boston where the warship's captain enthusiastically praised Hitler... more...[revised and reposted from 9/23/07]