The Corner

Re: A Public Argument

Of course the argument over Obama’s honorary degree from Notre Dame has a “public” dimension. That has never been in dispute. But the argument is largely about how Notre Dame’s Catholicism and professed pro-life commitments should affect its public role. Non-Catholics and non-pro-lifers who have something insightful to say about that subject should of course speak up. If they believe that it is “anti-democratic” to raise the subject, however, they are unlikely to be able to contribute much to the discussion.

P.S. “Isolated and beleaguered”? Compared to, say, the folks who post at Danielle’s website?

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