Academic Hysterics

Even though much ink has already been spilled on the subject of the Harry Summers flap, George Will manages to cut to the quick with a few, choice words:

Forgive Larry Summers. He did not know where he was.

Addressing a conference on the supposedly insufficient numbers of women in tenured positions in university science departments, he suggested that perhaps part of the explanation might be innate — genetically based — gender differences in cognition. He thought he was speaking in a place that encourages uncircumscribed intellectual explorations. He was not. He was on a university campus.

Ouch.

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Comments

  1. […]

    January 27, 2005

    Ouch

    George Will has an excellent point about the Harvard flap.

    Posted by Ian S. in Generalat 3:40 pm | […]

  2. Dave Schuler says:

    Nah. That wasn’t it. It was reverse-Voltaire: “I may agree with what you say but I deny your right to say it”. I mean, after all, he’s a mere man.

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