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Sweet Memories

You wouldn’t ask a parent to pick a favorite child. So it’s not appropriate to ask a conservative critic of the academy to choose his least favorite university. I’d like to think that all the universities I’ve been associated with are about equally hostile to thoughtful debate. Having said that, I want to emphasize that the level of politically correct intellectual tyranny I encountered at Harvard easily matched, and arguably exceeded, the worst that any other university could offer, even the vaunted University of California at Berkeley. Ah, fair Harvard. You evoke such piquant recollections of intellectual bigotries past. I cherish the memories.

Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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