Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Columbia Alumni WWII
Bret Stephens WSJ wrote citing the supposed situation of former Columbia alumni should Adolph Hitler have taken the forum at the prestigious university prior to WWII as one its deans, John Coatsworth, suggested:
"In just a few years, some of these men will be rushing a beach at Normandy or caught in a firefight in the Ardennes. And the fact that their ideas were finer and better than Hitler's will have done nothing to keep them and millions of their countrymen from harm, and nothing to get them out of its way." http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/bstephens/?id=110010648
In 2007, 2008, or further into the future, some Columbia student, alumni or professors could be taking their orange Volvo from a parking valet at a restaurant. And, though they are people high ideals; finer and better than Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in only a quarter of a mile their values, if not their identities, will be in question.
Where did that rucksack with Semtex from the orange Volvo that exploded a couple of blocks up the street come from?