Friday, March 04, 2011

Its Not Corruption If We Do It

The link goes to a story detailing a group of Harvard academics that received hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees from Khadafy. They argue that they were helping him bring about change or something. When corporations do business with a dictatorial regime they are greedy capitalists, when Harvard academics give intellectual cover and PR flack to a vicious anti-American, terrorist supporting regime it is somehow ok, they are reaching out and being non-judgemental. When our noble profession does it it can't be immoral.

Update: Instapundit links to a guy that mocks the pretensions of an institution that was unwilling to be associated with the US military but had no trouble taking money from a vile dictator.

1 comment:

Allan Eyrich said...

Case in point.