Confronting Condolezza Rice as a war criminal at Stanford
WAMMToday (The Blog of the Women Against Military Madness Media Committee), 13 May 2011
The comment about academic freedom is interesting in that it is used not only here at Stanford to justify Condie speaking. I have also seen it used in other settings to condone talks by people like Condie who are not speaking about the topic they need to be held accountable for, but somehow it is OK because their talk or speech comes under the “academic freedom” rubric, and the greater moral wrong is ignored, shoved under the carpet. Which is why a woman like this speaker is great. She is very strong and refuses to be come ruffled by the comments thrown at her. Notice they did not escort her out immediately, but let her go on at some length.