I just read an article in a recent edition of one of the two major US news magazines by John Leo which argued that the September 11th attacks were in essence the fault of American universities and academics, who are responsible for teaching young people tolerance — for having the audacity and moral bankruptcy to try to show that Arabs and Asians, for example, are humans, rather than just plain evil.
If we hadn’t been trying to teach our students such things, the article seemed to argue, we would have blown up all those God damned darkie heathens years ago — and therefore we’d all be living in a White Christian Utopia by now.
Well, we have a difference of opinion. Mr. Leo blames people like me for the terrorist attacks. I personally blame people like him.
The article made me want to puke.