UMass Amherst: What dangers lurk in that library?
Baby boomers who lived through the frustration and humiliation of the student initiated Iranian Hostage Crisis, which helped bring down President Carter but also brought us Nightline, probably would not feel a whole lot of sympathy over Iranian students being denied access to certain curriculum at our flagship educational institute, UMass/Amherst.
Especially if you fear that particular enlightenment could lead to a mushroom cloud over one of our unsuspecting cities one beautiful Tuesday morning.
But I also wonder if UMass/Amherst is really offering classes in how to build the bomb. Isn't that why we have the Internet?
The National Iranian American Council issued a press release yesterday decrying the alleged recent regulatory actions of UMass. I suppose any international student could worry about the slippery slope:
First they came for the Iranian students and I didn't speak out because I was not Iranian; then they came for the Chinese students and I didn't care because I'm not Chinese; and by the time they came for the middle-aged white Republicans ...