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What a remarkable story is the ransacking of Greek universities! On one side, civilization; on the other barbarism:

Vandals Ransack University Campus in Thessaloniki

The Greek university literally sinks under the weight of its defacement, as in this photograph of the National Technical University of Athens.

Perhaps most remarkable about this story is the fact that no one covers it. Why isn’t there a front-page story about the sordid erasure of thought – in Greece of all places – in the New York Times magazine?

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3 Responses to “‘The rector of the University, Achilleas Zapranis, said that this was “another typical day in a Greek university”.’”

  1. David Foster Says:

    “We need to finish giving amnesty to crime,” said Zapranis, adding that the left-led government is abusing the asylum system of protecting universities from police intervention, in order to safeguard freedom of expression.

    Of course, freedom of expression can be threatened by the official toleration of individual or group acts of repressive violence, almost as much as it can be threatened by direct government action. Nazis were beating up political opponents long before they gained control of the government of Germany.

  2. theprofessor Says:

    “…about a dozen hooded men stormed the building without being noticed by the security staff.”

    My guess is that the “security staff” noticed, but were afraid to do anything for fear of offending the governmental patrons of these thugs.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: My guess is that the staff is insanely outnumbered by the anarchists. They’d be fools to engage them.

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