Saturday, December 20, 2008

Excerpt from the Times piece posted beow:

“This university was born in chaos and it ought to thrive in chaos,” Mr. Kerrey said. “This is a very important moment in the life of the school. It’s very constructive — not very pleasant, but I have been through more unpleasant things in my life.”

Mr. Kerrey, you seem to lack understanding. Chaos is not what the school is in, it is in revolution and revolution is never pleasant. And you are right, you have been through more unpleasant things in your life: you have had to live with the fact that you killed civilians, including children for over 30 years. You fought in a war, but now it seems you are afraid to allow your students to actually post comments on your blog. You, Mr. Kerrey are quite a dishonest and arrogant man, and We promise you, if you do not step down, we will make this the most unpleasant thing you have ever been through.

The New School in Exile


  1. I agree totally with what this posting says but would the author of this post mind posting either anonymously, as a member of the new school in exile, or as themselves so that noone is spoken for?


  2. Th Editors of this blog have kept all posts signed by as "The New School in Exile" consistent with the stated goals of The New School in Exile in meetings and statements that can be seen in posts here and on the website. Thus, we do not believe that there is any usurpation of anyone's stated goals as such. If you are on the email lists, then you know who the editors are and you may contact them directly to discuss any and all problems you may have with what is posted on this blog. Also, it seems quite strange to us that you would wait until now to express dissatisfaction with this blog speaking as representative of The New School in Exile as it has been active all through the occupation and, as stated above, has never posted as representative of such when stating anything outside of the agreed goals of the membership.

    Best Wishes,
    The New School in Exile

  3. Well put. A strong and bold statement.

    In solidarity from Melbourne, Australia.

  4. Hey are you fighting for your university? My, my how do you get all of your schoolwork done during this time? Shouldn't you like, crack open a book or something?

    It's funny. On my way to the reading room the morning of your sleepover, I saw a lot of people that didn't go to our school, fighting against our president. You people sure have a lot of time on your hands, you know, to love a guy so much and give him so much attention. And your friends from other universities? I'm sure you'd do the same for them. Protesters-for-hire. All of you.