Comments on: How 9/11 changed university life http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/ Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:30:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: K-dub http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-217 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 15:23:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-217 Funny, but I thought Mr. Summers was too busy pushing for banking deregulation in early 2000s to be bothered by trivia like 9/11.

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By: FoxxDrake http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-216 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:21:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-216 This is such Bovine Scat propaganda I don’t know where to begin.

How did this guy get to be the president of Harvard?

I used to be so impressed…”Harvard,” it had an almost mystical quality.

Now I know better. It’s just more conformist rhetoric bovine scat seeking to reinforce established entitlement.

Good. I’m glad the so called Ivy Leagues are producing automatons.

I graduated from a State University and in the law firms and court rooms I’ve been in – all the Harvard and Yale trained lawyers are usually the dumbest ones in the room.

They are bereft of creativity and usually have NO common sense…and now I know why.

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By: theorem http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-214 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 23:30:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-214 Dear MajorTom79: Thank you for commenting on my comments, but I think that there are two logical errors in your comments.

First, it does not follow from allowing college students/faculty members to _criticize_ any ideas/ideologies/etc that they have to be allowed to _support_ any of such – reasonably rational people should be able to, as well as be trusted to, draw the distinction between thoughts and actions and between pointing out the pros and cons of an idea versus going out to support or oppose it. Furthermore, the ability to draw such distinctions should also be part of a college student’s learning experience.

Second, if the pro-war ideology have already gained its popularity among college students as you and Mr. Summers seem to be claiming, then why is extra intervention needed at all to promote the “intolerance to intolerance” rhetoric in colleges?

It is nice discussing with you anyway.

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By: satori23 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-213 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 12:21:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-213 What you should have asked yourself Mr. Summers, is whether Harvard deserves president who has ‘high treason’in his curriculum?

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By: MajorTom79 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-209 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 03:03:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-209 What Mr “theorem” fails to recognize is that if students and faculty members are allowed to criticize any ideas/ideologies/paradigms/etc, that they also must be allowed to support any ideas/ideologies/paradigms/etc. It appears that our university faculty and student bodies have experienced a paradigm shift in the last decade resulting in increased support for the military. Although this may in fact be in line with the popular trends, this does not necessarily mean that they have succumbed to a national political ideology. If the unique function of universities is to provide students a place acquire the skills of critical thinking and for scholars to challenge and create ideas, then I would suggest they are fulfilling their purpose. Sorry if its not the direction you wanted to see things go.

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By: deemerk http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-208 Sat, 03 Sep 2011 23:57:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-208 As always, this failed university president and terrible economic advisor to the President posts, just to see his name in print, a most disturbing and thoughtless analysis of 911 and its impact upon universities.

What is far more impacting was his dismissal as President of Harvard. This has provided some hope that this and other leftist universities will return to their roots.

This guy is a has been and his comments cement him to his baggage of corrupt thinking.

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By: RRGreengrass http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-207 Sat, 03 Sep 2011 14:59:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-207 In a secondary school, the entire community of 14-18 year olds was glued all day in front of the searing images of 9/11, over and over having the messages of attack, threat, fear, doubt, anguish and death reinforced on their impressionable minds. This experience prepared them well for a decade of war and prejudice, patriotic vitriol, xenophobia and ignorance of their rights as citizens. Let’s try not to repeat it, this time around. Fat chance.

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By: represent90 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-206 Sat, 03 Sep 2011 14:47:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-206 I don’t know why anyone is still listening to you, Mr. Summers. You are one of the reasons we are in this economic crises. Do “OTC Derivatives” sound familiar? Unfortunately, you probably won’t even read this, tucked away in your safe, ivory tower, writing articles of little to no relevance.

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By: CaptnCrunch http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-205 Sat, 03 Sep 2011 12:32:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-205 Thank you for the thoughtful retrospective Mr Summers, I am in full agreement. A little less “Ivory Tower” and a lot more pragmatic realism would serve both future graduates and our country well.

The best way to insure competent government and a prudent moral military is for American colleges to provide both with reasonable, intelligent, well-rounded leaders. Please don’t let the relentless squawking of academic anarchists deter you from that mission.

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By: fishingman http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/2011/09/02/how-911-changed-university-life/#comment-204 Sat, 03 Sep 2011 11:58:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/lawrencesummers/?p=90#comment-204 The logic behind Mr. summers’words is that losers are always in the wrong. It’s not needed to analyze the reason of being attacted by terrorists, just be strong enough to avoid attact.

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