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Backing the ‘Righteous Smackdown’ of College Campus Radicals Backing Hamas

Christine Flowers on

Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has called on his alma mater Harvard to release the names of all of the students who signed a letter that included the language “[Israel’s] apartheid regime is the only one to blame” for the Oct. 7 massacre in Gaza.

He wants possible employers who would normally be attracted by a Harvard pedigree to know that a job candidate blamed Israel for the death of its own citizens.

Similarly, several high profile, white shoe law firms have rescinded job offers to students who made clear that they supported Hamas’ actions in Gaza.

When Ryna Workman, student bar association leader at New York University, blamed Israel alone for the carnage in the bar association newsletter, Winston and Strawn cancelled its job offer, noting that her comments “profoundly conflict with [our] values.”

I normally oppose cancellation in any form, but I celebrate these actions as a fair and justified exercise of free-market principles. You can have your opinions, and you can express them from the mountaintops, but just be ready to bear the consequences.

Even though no one should prevent these students from sharing their views about the conflict in the Middle East, we have the right, and the obligation, to tell them what we think of those opinions.

And it goes even further than that. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote that “In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.”


So many of these elite academic institutions and organizations remained silent in the face of the horrific attacks on innocent Israelis.

Sometimes you have to pick a side, and refusing to do so renders you a moral cipher.

So I celebrate the righteous smackdown of those who support terror attacks on innocent men, women and children. I’m certain they’ll eventually find gainful employment as spineless college administrators.


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Christine Flowers is an attorney and a columnist for the Delaware County Daily Times, and can be reached at

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