The Left on the Yale Taliban
Yale BA and PhD and editor of the New Haven Advocate, Mark Oppenheimer:
It was with only mild interest that I read the Feb. 26 New York Times Magazine article about Rahmatullah Hashemi, the former Taliban diplomat who is now a Yale student. I briefly considered writing about it, then decided that the story would be forgotten by the time our issue hit the streets.I like to think he's not representative of the Left in general. But I'm an optimist.
How naíve I was. In the week since, right-wing boobs from O'Reilly to Hannity have been doing their fake-fury thing, asking questions like, "How can the Taliban get into Yale but ROTC can't?"
Update: Oppenheimer has now apparently changed his mind. Says his earlier view point was essentially a gut reaction that the right must be wrong.