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View Diary: Obama Said That He Didn't Agree with Much of What Medea Benjamin Said. Well, What Did She Say? (109 comments)

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  •  It is a graduate school for top ranking officers. (0+ / 0-)

    They discuss things that are classified. That is nowhere near the worst part of this speech or policy

    •  They should not call themselves a "university". (0+ / 0-)

      A university is something else.

    •  Incidentally, I make no claims here that... (0+ / 0-)

      ...whether or not this particular institution deserves to be called a "university" is somehow more important than the fact that we are murdering incident people (including children) with our drone policy, or other issues with regards to either our policy or the President's speech.

      It's just that for those of us who teach at universities, the lack of openness and free enquiry is also a major issue, quite independent of politicians who might decide to give policy speeches at our universities.

    •  I might argue, however, that if the arguements... (0+ / 0-)

      ...murdering children were made openly, rather than under the cloak of secrecy and classification, that counterarguments might more easily find their way into the classrooms.

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