"Now that the joke has
October's issue carries a response to anti-Semitic incidents
Journal"), referring to 9/11 "events"
and "continuing violence." Never hearing of
the 1941 Japanese event at Pearl Harbor nor the
terrorist war on civilians in such terms, I question my
University's pride in its lofty moral perch. I am sure
you do not mean to indicate sporting "events."
But your definition of "attack" is missing.
Margery E. Stone Zeitlin, PhB'48
Elsewhere in the issue the term
"September 11 attacks" was used; in the instance
Zeitlin cites, the term "events of September 11"
was intended to encompass the attacks, the deaths, and
the public reaction to both.-Ed.
I have just received the October/02 issue and was dismayed
to learn that accusations have been made regarding anti-Semitism
at the University.
When I was a student, I noted that
there was a very strong strain of anti-Catholicism at
the University. The University did nothing about my complaints
because it was fashionable then, and still is, for the
intellectual "elite" at secular universities
to hold the Catholic Church in contempt. On a visit to
campus several months ago, I mentioned to some that I
was in graduate school at a Catholic university majoring
in theology. The reactions ran the gamut from amusement
to contempt. Alas, anti-Catholicism is still alive and
well at Chicago.
I have learned to live with it, and
unless the offences are truly scurrilous, I do not take
action despite the hurt. I strongly advise Jewish men
and women to do the same. People do not like other people
for any number of reasonable, unreasonable, or completely
Edward Lewis, MBA'71