Honor and disgrace

Yale Professor and Renaissance man David Gelernter inaugurates his regular Los Angeles Times column with a biting condemnation of his leftist academic colleagues who talk out of both sides of their mouths in alleged support of our troops: “Soldiers do us the honor.” Professor Gelernter’s condemnation can fairly be extended to the world beyond the academy, but Professor Gelernter apparently feels honor bound to point out the rot closest to hand:

Here in academia, my colleagues seem determined to turn American soldiers into an out-of-sight, out-of-mind servant class who are expected to do their duty and keep their mouths shut. Remember the outcry when that uppity Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin announced in late 2003 that he preferred Christianity to the religion preached by Islamic terrorists, for whom the murder of innocents is evidently a holy sacrament? If you think I’m too hard on my fellow professors, explain to me why Army ROTC host colleges do not include Harvard, Yale, Stanford, the University of Chicago, Caltech

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