Wednesday, November 01, 2006

School is hit for canceling speeches

One side effect of the Walt-Meirsheimer paper on the influential pro-Israel lobby and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is that cases of suppression of dissent are now on the radar screen. These cases, when exposed, often lend corroboration to the Walt-Meirsheimer argument. This is a very healthy development for democracy, no matter which side of the issue you find yourself standing on.

School is hit for canceling speeches - The Boston Globe: "'I find it highly problematic that a few people, because they don't like the ideas of the speaker, feel they have the right to shut that person down,' Meyers said yesterday.
He is working with the American Civil Liberties Union to have the talk proceed.
Leonard Kesten, a Boston lawyer representing the School Committee on this issue, said school of- ficials postponed the talk to make sure the discussion would be appropriate for high school students.
The principal could not be reached, and School Superintendent Claudia Bach refused to comment.
'They have not been forbidden to speak"

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