…use of “major”
was coined by William Rainey Harper…
I don’t think the U of C should be particularly proud of having
spawned Seymour Hersh, AB’58, (July/04 UCHICAGO.EDU),
a reckless, bigoted guy who has blown many stories. Perhaps the
worst was the story of the Korean airliner with 69 people that Hersh
claimed was a U.S. spy plane when the Russians shot it down. In
fact, it was a civilian flight that wandered a bit off course, and
the Russians—knowing it was civilian—shot it down in
cold blood. I’ve never seen Hersh apologize for this outrageous
He will write anything about anybody any time—right or wrong.
The Abu Ghraib stuff was leaked by the military to several sources—and
held up for a while by U.S. requests for delay. Hersh didn’t
discover the story, didn’t do any work really. It was handed
to him on a platter. Big deal. No wonder he flunked out of law school.
Len Lamensdorf, AB’48, JD’52
Santa Barbara, California
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