Tuesday, October 26, 2004

A lame apologia from Concordia

Frederick Lowy, President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University in Montreal, himself Jewish, explains his position over Ehud Barak's right to speak on campus. He may feel differently when his Moslem students demand his removal. Not a single one of the 'precautions' he describes have even been suggested for anyone except Israeli speakers. Professor Gil Troy of McGill suggested that the correct defence of free speech would have been for every faculty member of Concordia, headed by the President, to have accompanied Barak to the podium.

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