Saturday, September 29, 2007

Another Iranian Leader at Columbia

Two years after a CIA coup overthrew Iran's democratically elected Mossadegh, the newly reinstalled dictator of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, received an honorary degree (in Law of all things!) at Columbia University:



Now fast forward 50+ years and we have Bollinger, who also received his Law degree from Columbia, fawning over current US supported dictators such as Pakistani Parviz Musharraf.

The more I learn about Bollinger and the behind the scenes string pullers at Columbia, the more sympathy I have for the handful of great scholars and activists who are doing great work on that campus in spite of it all.