Perhaps everyone in the CUNY universe should simply learn to live with objectionable views. And perhaps the CUNY board should consider whether it wants to turn Jeffrey Wiesenfeld into a free-speech martyr, just as Wiesenfeld tried to turn Tony Kushner into same.
UPDATE: This missive from one James Fallows came in over the transom a little while ago:
The obnoxious guy at CUNY is not having his "freedom of speech" threatened.Point taken. Another point, mitigating all of this: What are the chances that the City University of New York would throw off a board member for being too pro-Israel?
He's having his presence on the board called into question. Freedom of speech is a right; membership on the board is a privilege. FWIW.
Otherwise I think there is nothing we disagree about at this stage of history!
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