In response to a not-very-impressive editorial in the Stanford Daily…

This argument is amazing:

“rescinding tenure or failing to welcome Rice back will send a message to all Stanford professors who are now in or considering public service: do so at your own risk.”

Since the “public service” involved in the allegations against Rice is the commission of major war crimes, with this substitution, with this substitution, the argument becomes:

“failing to welcome Rice back will send a message to all Stanford professors who are now committing or are considering committing major war crimes: do so at your own risk.”

And that, I think, is precisely correct.

That the Daily then draws the opposite conclusion, and that “Stanford professors who are now” committing or are “considering” major war crimes should not be given a message of “do so at your own risk”, speaks for itself.

A not-very-impressive editorial
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