Summers Resignation Indicative of Intolerance

To the editors:

As an alumnus, I want to add my voice to the current group of Harvard undergraduates who did not want Larry Summers to resign. (“Poll by 3-1 Margin, Undergraduates Say They Don’t Want Summers To Resign,” news, Feb. 21). Forcing Dr. Summers out is a powerful illustration of how diversity of thought is not tolerated on the left and especially not within the cocoon that engulfs the Harvard Faculty. Even though I share some of the shame that taints Harvard today, I do grant that at least the Faculty has delivered (albeit unintentionally) one vivid history lesson to Dr. Summers—he now has first-hand knowledge of how Galileo must have felt.

MATTHEW A. DUDA ’78
Sherman Oaks, Calif.
February 21, 2006