Umm. Isn't he a domestic terrorist?
"Ayers, 68, co-founded Weather Underground, a group that in the late
1960s and early 1970s became known for bombing government buildings in
opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War – including the
Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and the New York City Police Department.
Charges linking him to bombings were dropped in 1974 due to government
misconduct, including illegal FBI wiretaps."
The fawning-it makes me barf: Listen to this man-crush gush:
“One of the reasons we asked him to come to campus is that certainly
he’s one of the country’s greatest minds when it comes to teaching for
democracy and trying to make not only schools and universities, but our
whole society socially just,” he said.
“We’re really fortunate to have
him because certainly he’s made a lifetime of contributions to students
and teachers and faculty, and even on a larger scale than that.”