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A Glimmer of Hope
Tim Burke, Manley Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 12, 2017, reprising the role of Special Counsel to the US Army, Joseph Welsh, whose retort “have you left no sense of decency?” helped bring an end to the McCarthy era, Harvard Professor David A. Haig posted a motion presented to the Harvard College faculty opposing the “oath, pledge, or affirmation” saying
“I consider the requirement for such an affirmation to be a dangerous precedent. What if some future government declared particular kinds of organizations illegal and demanded oaths of non-membership from all college students. The faculty would be on firmer ground to resist such demands if it did not require similar oaths of our students.”
Perhaps there may yet be hope, as another Harvard committee continues to review the issue.