Phi Beta Cons

Waiting for a mea culpa

The guys and gals of the Duke Conservative Union, who patiently urged patience through the whole poisonous episode last year, have registered their final blow in the Duke lacrosse wars: a humble, elegant one-page letter asking for an apology from the Group of 88. The eighty-eight, you’ll recall, were a cabal of radical professors–but not a cabal, because there were eighty-eight of them –who vilified anyone who attempted to presume innocence on the part of the lacrosse players.


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