Phi Beta Cons

A Parting Shot

In my “parting shot” in The Harvard Crimson today–the op-ed staff members write when they formally graduate–I take issue with the notion that my alma mater is “international.”

[I]nsofar as a global education is made to beget thinking in global terms, ours has fared poorly.
Graduates will have doubtless noticed that when campus progressives fight the Man, the Man always turns out to be Harvard, or possibly, the United States government. In the last year, protesters deemed it necessary to interrupt a speech by the FBI director—but not one by the former president of Iran. Never mind that one’s administration oversaw the hangings of two teenage boys convicted of sodomy, and of a 16-year-old girl for “acts incompatible with chastity:” Wiretaps are just a step too far. 

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Travis Kavulla is director of Energy and Environmental Policy at the R Street Institute. He is a former president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners who held elected office as a Montana public service commissioner for eight years. Before that, he was an associate editor for National Review.