When Playboy Had More Moral Clarity Than Harvard

Recent attacks in Israel reveal the depths of depravity taking hold of our campuses.


John Stonestreet

Kasey Leander

The same day that Hamas militants murdered thousands of innocent men, women, and children, over 30 Harvard University student groups signed a statement of solidarity … not with the victims, but with the militants. “We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence … [T]he apartheid regime is the only one to blame,” they wrote.  

Harvard’s administration was deafeningly silent for days. Only after 500 faculty and over 3,000 university affiliates condemned the statement did leadership issue a “tepid” response, which it has since attempted to clarify.  

Their moral inabilities stood in contrast to even Playboy magazine, which promptly cut ties with adult film star Mia Khalifa for statements celebrating Hamas’ attack.  

You know things are upside down in education when an adult magazine reaches the moral clarity that a preeminent institution of higher learning does not. That some student groups finally backtracked, saying they never read the statement, only exposes just how broken their moral reasoning is. 


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