Extending Prof. West's Metaphor

Letter to the Editors

To the editors:

According to the soon-departed Fletcher University Professor Cornel R. West ’74, University President Lawrence H. Summers is like Ariel Sharon (News, “West Blasts Summers, Says Gates Likely To Go,” April 16). To complete the analogy, what does that make Prof. West? Yasser Arafat?

David Whelan ’99

Washington, D.C.

April 16, 2002