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Harvard students protest against Martin Peretz

At an event on Saturday in Cambridge, Harvard University accepted a new research fund in honor of New Republic editor-in-chief and former Harvard teacher Marty Peretz.

A sizable group of students upset by Peretz’s writings over the years – most recently his assertion that Muslim life is cheap and that followers of Islam should not be protected by the First Amendment, for which he later partially apologized – was on hand to protest Peretz and the university.

Usefully, the protesters carried signs quoting Peretz’s own words as they followed him and his entourage through Harvard Yard.

Salon, 26 September 2010

See also MondoWeiss, 25 September 2010

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