I followed in the footsteps of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia University this past Tuesday evening. I spoke as the guest of the Columbia University College Republicans. CUCR President Chris Kulawik writes:
Generally, we consider ourselves an independent, intellectual and campus-focused club. To much scorn from the “inclusive” Columbia Community, we’ve hosted John Ashcroft, the Minutemen, and most recently, David Horowitz. Also, as referenced during the question and answer period, we were the only group on campus to organize protests against Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Finkelstein, Chomsky and the student hunger strikers this past semester. We tread the fine line between admiration and hate, but without us it would be a rather one-sided debate in what has so lovingly been referred to as the People’s Republic of the Upper West Side.
The audience was warm and interested on a cold and snowy evening. Thanks to Chris and his colleagues William Nosal and Diana Lawless and the rest of the hardy band (including one professor whose secret is safe with me) that turned out on such a difficult evening.
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