Whoa

by Jay Nordlinger

A friend of mine sent me a note, saying, “This must be the comment of the month.” Find it within this article. Professor Marc Lynch of George Washington University said, “It must be so awkward having to check whether the dead child is from Gaza or Syria before deciding whether to be morally outraged.”

The weird thing is, Professor Lynch is the director of GW’s Institute for Middle East Studies. You can talk like that in a Middle East Studies department? If so, times have changed since I was in college (and in such a program) — for the better.

(Some years ago, I wrote a piece on this subject, called “An Area of Darkness.”)