BENJAMIN WITTES: As Koh Sowed, So Koh Reaps. “Let’s be candid: Koh is reaping what he sowed. Nobody in academia was harder on those who, in the service of the prior administration, took positions with which Koh disagreed. Koh was not more careful with his own rhetoric than his student critics are with theirs about him. And since leaving government, he has, with what has become a laughable silliness, insisted that there are no contradictions between the positions he took prior to his service and the positions he took in office. The students are being ridiculous, but I have heard Koh himself sound more similar to than different from those who now oppress him.”
Koh is one of those who — for purely political reasons — helped to create the toxic stew in today’s universities. Hope he enjoys life in the pot.
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