The Irony at Harvard

First, a caveat. I am an Australian Catholic whose information about these clubs does not extend much beyond their being referred to in the movie The Social Network.

But even I can recognise the irony here:

Harvard to Bar Members of Single-Gender Clubs From Leadership in Official Groups

 

Some background:

Still White, Still Male: The Anachronism of Harvard’s Final Clubs

 

The irony of course is that a university originally established to train white Protestant clergymen and long a bastion of the American elite eventually admitted Jews and Catholics and women and, most recently, named a Catholic woman as its president. She has now decreed that no member of these exclusive men’s clubs can hold “leadership positions” in the student body.

What lesson can be learned? Maybe something about the corrosive effects of liberalism? Maybe an example of that Arab saying about “not letting a camel get his nose under the tent”?

In any case, the irony runs deep.

 

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Liberalism and equality are always about envy. Once in the tent the intent is to destroy and take over.

    Build your own. Period.

    Reply

    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 8, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Yes. Harvard is a classic case of female entryism. Notice how women want to join successful men’s institutions. Or garner publicity by attacking them. This is the healthy feminine tendency to follow the masculine perverted to jealous resentment.

      Reply

    • Posted by Jim on May 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      “Liberalism and equality are always about envy.”

      Bingo Cecil. Those types are the biggest thieves and cowards you’ll ever see.

      Reply

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