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Unnecessarily Cruel


By Mark J. Sneider

WHILE we welcome the staff position's thoughtfulness and consistency in upholding free speech, we object to its portrayal of the thefts as an "enormous favor" to the "campus Right." Rather than an issue of political popularity at Harvard, the squelching of ideas is a serious affront to everyone, not just an opportunity for conservatives to point fingers.

Moreover, the majority could not resist tainting an otherwise principled endorsement of free speech with its own gratuitous criticisms of Peninsula. In doing so, they wrongly introduce partisan rhetoric where it does not belong.

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