Thursday, April 19, 2007

He Didn't Really Just Say That, Did He?

"The Group of 88 are a group of professors who signed a petition to assist students who felt threatened."
Duke University President Richard Brodhead, A Duke Conversation
Chicago, IL
04/18/2007

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

And the Nazis were just a group of people helping homeless Jews relocate.

Anonymous said...

Ya know, I don't really want to use the whole Nazi comparison against the "hate 88" but these people were not innocent. Their agenda was much more then trying to support some co-eds living in fear that they would be invited to perform as strippers at the Lacrosse house and wondering if they'd be assaulted if they took the job.

The metanarrative (Lacrosse teams are serial rapists) just doesn't hold.

Anonymous said...

He lives in the isolated world of academia, where "brilliant" people such as himself have insight that the rest of us, the unwashed masses, so sorely lack. Oh the benefits of a Ph.D.!

Anonymous said...

This would be in step with academia rationalizing what happened at Virginia Tech.

Anonymous said...

He just doesn't get it! I am convinced that he truly believes that he is simply right on the Lacrosse Mess issue. Quietly I know friends of his who don't share that opinion.

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Frankly, I think the Gang of 88 are the type of people who would've tossed innocent Jews into the fires at Auschwitz. After all, didn't Hitler's Storm Troopers "know" that the Jews were responsible for all of Germany's ills? May each of them live 20,000 more days, and may each day bring them a new agony.

Anonymous said...

Broadhead is spineless coward with an agenda, just like the G88

don t. said...

I have just about given up trying to think up new ways to say that this feckless stumblebum and his 88 stablemates have to leave my university. But not quite. Going up to my summer home in the North Carolina mountains tomorrow (thanks to the old Duke, I am one of those old rich white guys)and that is usually worth more than a little inspiration.

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