The Harvard Crimson, taking note of the controversy over the Kennedy School research paper we debunked yesterday, raises our hopes for a necessary debate:
In response to Dershowitz's challenge to a debate at the Kennedy School—made through The Crimson—Walt and Mearsheimer said that they would be willing to debate Dershowitz 'under the appropriate circumstances.'
Dershowitz said that he and his staff are preparing a response to the Walt and Mearsheimer article.
Reacting to the piece, Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood '75 released a statement saying that the 'Kennedy School is committed to academic freedom' and that 'the Kennedy School does not restrict, interfere with, or take a position on the conclusions reached by its faculty in their individual research.'
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Powerline has two updates on the affair.