Letters to the Editor

Conservatives shunned

Glenn Garvin’s June 2 column, Don’t force the graduates to listen to those they resent, encourages the opposite of what a university education should be. Canceling invitations is rude, and forcing out important speakers such as Condoleezza Rice and Ayaan Hirsi Ali shows the political ignorance of supposedly educated graduates. It also is a statement about the one-sided “liberal” education” at many of our universities. College is supposed to open students’ minds.

William F. Buckley Jr. wrote about the liberal tilt of Ivy League universities 60 years ago and, unfortunately, today the faculties are further to the left.

Anyone who believes in a more-conservative philosophy is not to be invited.

Jerome S. Reich, Miami