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What Happened to Harvard's 'Veritas'?
by David Meir-Levi
The official seal of Harvard University bears the four Latin words "Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae" ("the truth of Christ and the church"). Today, most reproductions of Harvard's seal omit the last three words. But it seems that all too many of Harvard's faculty and governance have decided to ignore the first one as well.
The present writer's assessment of Harvard's hosting extreme anti-Israel hate-fest events, and of its programs that provide almost exclusively anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian propaganda of a deeply misleading and often mendacious nature masquerading as educational outreach for high school and college students, demonstrated Harvard's official institutionalization and legitimization of Islamic anti-Israel, anti-Jewish and anti-American ideologies, and its promotion of these ideologies to its students and others.
Perhaps the most egregious example of this figurative erasure of "veritas" from Harvard's vision of its august educational mission is Justice Elena Kagan's energetic efforts to promote the advancement of Islamic Sharia law in the form of Sharia finance studies during her tenure as Dean of the Harvard Law School.
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