February 24, 2005

"We're Different. Get Over It"

Canadians can read my long Larry Summers op-ed in the National Post today (Thursday) on paper:

Not surprisingly, however, by showing weakness, Summers just encouraged the feeding frenzy. The majority of the Harvard faculty (which has most of the power in tenure decisions) remains up in arms against Summers' sexist allegation that they don't actually discriminate much against women. Granted, it makes no logical sense for the professors to flex their feminist credentials by denouncing Summers' chauvinistic claim that they aren't that biased against women, but academic disputes are seldom academic. Instead, they are mostly about money and power.


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