Barry’s bomber buddy!

The Bomber as School Reformer by Sol Stern, City Journal 6 October 2008
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Damn well worth the time to read.

Sol Stern will have none of it. In “The bomber as school reformer,” Stern writes:

Calling Bill Ayers a school reformer is a bit like calling Joseph
Stalin an agricultural reformer. (If you find the metaphor strained,
consider that Walter Duranty, the infamous New York Times
reporter covering the Soviet Union in the 1930s, did, in fact, depict
Stalin as a great land reformer who created happy, productive
collective farms.) For instance, at a November 2006 education forum in
Caracas, Venezuela, with President Hugo Chávez at his side, Ayers
proclaimed his support for “the profound educational reforms under way
here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chávez. We share
the belief that education is the motor-force of revolution. . . . I
look forward to seeing how you continue to overcome the failings of
capitalist education as you seek to create something truly new and
deeply humane.” Ayers concluded his speech by declaring that “Venezuela
is poised to offer the world a new model of education—a humanizing and
revolutionary model whose twin missions are enlightenment and
liberation,” and then, as in days of old, raised his fist and chanted:
“Viva Presidente Chávez! Viva la Revolucion Bolivariana! Hasta la
Victoria Siempre!”


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