September 28, 2012
De Mortuis Nil Nisi…
…Oh, forget it. Just go and read Professor Wolff’s brutal obituary of his old colleague, John Silber.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at September 28, 2012 01:26 PM
I know some people that run a school system in Georgia that make this guy look like a "nice guy."
The story I remember hearing as a student news reporter in the late '80s was about a patriotic clean-living ROTC student who hung an American flag out his window. He did so in defiance of Silber's ban on hanging anything out a student dormitory window other than a sign in support of college sports. Campus security came thundering into his room to remove the flag. Not long after that, he was an energetic member of the divestment movement lying down under police cars on principal in an adapted display of the martial virtues.
As far as I'm concerned John Silber was not only a bully but also a fool.
Sorry, "on principle," pls forgive misspelling. Ever notice how it's easier to misspell words in an email-type context than in a more formal context?
Sorry, Martha, no excuses excepted. D+
Hang it up Martha. The Principal has spoken.
Oh, dammit, double post. Further demerits.
Oh, how I love a good old fashion smackdown (when appropriate - which it seems to be in this case).