Chelsea Manning to Teach at Harvard

 

Here is a piece of news that will warm the cockles of your heart. Chelsea Manning, as Bradley Manning now calls himself, will soon be lecturing at the Institute of Politics in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. His qualification? In 2013, after leaking to Wikileaks something like three-quarters of a million classified State Department and military cables, Manning was convicted of espionage in army court-martial proceedings and sentenced to 35 years in prison; and in January 2017, Barack Obama commuted the sentence.

What an opportunity for Harvard students!

Manning will speak on issues of LGBTQ identity in the military, Institute of Politics Fellows co-chairs Emily Hall and Jason Ge wrote in an announcement posted Wednesday.

“We welcome the breadth of thought-provoking viewpoints on race, gender, politics and the media,” Bill Delahunt, IOP acting director, said in the announcement.

Treason has its privileges — if you can pass off your confusion as to what you are as justifying such an act.

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  1. The Whether Man Inactive
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    Justin Hertog (View Comment):
    She may teach at Harvard, but not as a visiting fellow.

    There’s also a difference between visiting campus for a single lecture and “teaching at Harvard” – the latter was never on the table, so the phrasing is (I think) a little misleading.

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  2. Paul A. Rahe Contributor
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    The Whether Man (View Comment):

    Justin Hertog (View Comment):
    She may teach at Harvard, but not as a visiting fellow.

    There’s also a difference between visiting campus for a single lecture and “teaching at Harvard” – the latter was never on the table, so the phrasing is (I think) a little misleading.

    I wonder about this. Outsiders get invited in all the time to give lectures. They are not, however, called “visiting fellows.”

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  3. Quietpi Member
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    “Mr.,” Miss,” “Ms:” all are honorifics, none of which Bradley Manning is deserving.

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  4. Lois Lane Coolidge
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    Paul A. Rahe (View Comment):

    The Whether Man (View Comment):

    Justin Hertog (View Comment):
    She may teach at Harvard, but not as a visiting fellow.

    There’s also a difference between visiting campus for a single lecture and “teaching at Harvard” – the latter was never on the table, so the phrasing is (I think) a little misleading.

    I wonder about this. Outsiders get invited in all the time to give lectures. They are not, however, called “visiting fellows.”

    Being designated a fellow is more prestigious than being a guest speaker giving one lecture.  I think the first designation was pulled and the invitation to speak still stands.

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  5. Manny Member
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    Justin Hertog (View Comment):
    She may teach at Harvard, but not as a visiting fellow.

    She?  You use the term loosely. Check the DNA.

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