Campus Political Correctness Revealed By Resignation

To the editors:

The resignation of Dr. Summers (“Summers Resigns: Shortest Term Since Civil War; Bok Will Be Interim Chief,” news, Feb. 22) indicates to me that Harvard has become a place where vigorous debate, examination of unpopular ideas, and critical thinking are valued less than political correctness, where courageous leadership is not to be preferred over extreme caution to avoid offending anyone. So be it. Henceforth, when the alumni fund solicitors call, I shall not donate so much as a penny to this shallow institution.

RICHARD A. HOLT ’64
London, Ontario
February 22, 2006