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Re: Georgetown

 

Tom, I heard on the radio some of the greeting Sebelius received--a gratifying round of jeers, boos, and anti-abortion outbursts.  Ordinarily, I am in favor of maintaining respectful silence on these occasions, but when an advocate for homicide is invited to a Catholic school, the students have some obligation--within limits of course--to make their disapproval known.  This is not a case of merely intellectual or political differences but involves quite literally  cases of life and death.  I would strongly oppose disrupting a pro-infanticide rally, but Sebelius had the bad taste to go to a nominally Catholic school.  She deserved what she got.

PS Our radio show comes on at 3 pm CDT.  Tom called last week and I am hoping that some of you will do the same.

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is the former editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is the author of The Politics of Human Nature, Montenegro: The Divided Land, and The Morality of Everyday Life, named Editors' Choice in philosophy by Booklist in 2005. He is the coauthor of The Conservative Movement and the editor of Immigration and the American Identity. He holds a Ph.D. in classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the Rockford Institute, he taught classics at the University of Miami of Ohio, served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, and was headmaster at the Archibald Rutledge Academy. He has been published in, among others, The Spectator (London), Independent on Sunday (London), Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, National Review, Classical Journal, Telos, and Modern Age. He and his wife, Gail, have four children and four grandchildren.

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