As Crimson editorial editor Elise M. Stefanik reported this past Wednesday, leftist political arguments are no more sophisticated at Harvard than they are anywhere else.
Stefanik attended a panel discussion on counterterrorism hosted by Harvard's Office of Career Services; on the panel were representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
As she explains, the anti-Bush left showed up and started (or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say, continued) acting like whiny, infantile brats:
The propagandists’ techniques of disruption varied: their base tactics ranged from coughing incessantly to the point where none of the panelists could be heard, interrupting presentations to ask ludicrous questions such as “Isn’t it true you train your employees to torture,” staging a mock deportation of an ethnic minority protestor midway through the discussion, clapping obnoxiously to halt the dialogue, and ridiculing students who posed legitimate questions to the panelists. A protestor sitting three rows behind me physically made himself vomit.Vomiting has a long and proud tradition at Harvard, to be sure, but only in the context of trying to drink oneself into a stupor at football games. It has no place in the realm of reasoned political discourse. And neither, it seems, does the radical left.