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By Ed Driscoll · March 20, 2006 11:04 AM · God And Man At Dupont University · Radical Chic · The Return of the Primitive

Welcome to the Zen of Yale: Many eastern religions practice meditation as a way of emptying the mind's thoughts. Yale apparently believes that an empty mind is the sign of an elite education as well:

We now have the first generation of college students who have learned NOT to think; they don't even allow certain thoughts in their heads.
Don't miss the rest (via InstaPundit).

Elsewhere in the Ivy League, the New York Sun notes:

A paper recently co-authored by the academic dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government about the allegedly far-reaching influence of an “Israel lobby” is winning praise from white supremacist David Duke.

The Palestine Liberation Organization mission to Washington is distributing the paper, which also is being hailed by a senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organization.

But the paper,“The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” by the Kennedy School’s Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, is meeting with a more critical reception from many of those it names as part of the lobby.The 83-page “working paper” claims a network of journalists, think tanks, lobbyists, and largely Jewish officials have seized the foreign policy debate and manipulated America to invade Iraq. Included in this network, the authors say, are the editors of the New YorkTimes, the scholars at the Brookings Institution, students at Columbia, “pro-Israel” senior officials in the executive branch, and “neoconservative gentiles” including columnist George Will.

Duke, a former Louisiana state legislator and one-time Ku Klux Klan leader, called the paper “a great step forward,” but he said he was “surprised” that the Kennedy School would publish the report.”

“I have read about the report and read one summary already, and I am surprised how excellent it is,”he said in an e-mail.“It is quite satisfying to see a body in the premier American University essentially come out and validate every major point I have been making since even before the war even started.” Duke added that “the task before us is to wrest control of America’s foreign policy and critical junctures of media from the Jewish extremist Neocons that seek to lead us into what they expectantly call World War IV.”

Mr.Walt said last night,“I have always found Mr. Duke’s views reprehensible, and I am sorry he sees this article as consistent with his view of the world.”

Why? Radical Chic invariably makes for strange bedfellows.

Update: Pamela of Atlas Shrugs has more.



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