According to the NY Sun, President Lee Bollinger has rescinded Columbia’s Ahmadinejad invitation:

http://www.nysun.com/article/40142?page_no=1

overruling a dean’s invitation.  There go academic freedom and free speech, which Bollinger claims to be his special field.  No more need be said, presumably.  Once again to quote Churchill:  “Jaw, jaw is better than war, war.”

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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