The State Department keeps America safe from music scholars

by Jason Gross

19 September 2007

 

Here’s a pretty infuriating story from the New York Times about how a noted and respected musician and teacher was summarily interrogated and booted out of America and given no reason why.  As the article notes, not only is she deprived or her rights but also the students and faculty who were going to work with her have lost out also.  Why is there no accountability for this kind of insane xenophobia?  Are we just going to lock up all of our foreign scholars so that we can live under the illusion that we’re making ourselves safer and that we’re still a free country?

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