I just watched Ahmadinejad's Question and Answer Session at Columbia University. From the Columbia President introducing him(which is quite nasty) to Ahmadinejad's own speech. It's an interesting session, I really like how he answers the questions posed. I wonder if we can ever have such freedom of speech. Our politicians are not able to stand such accusations or questions if it's posed to them. They like to hide behind what is said to be 'sensitive' issues instead of addressing them. We can never have such open discussions, coming from a local U, everything is politicized, the lecturers have to constantly remind their students that anything discussed in class should remain within the walls of the classroom.
How are we supposed to learn when there exists such constraints even if these forms of discussions are only for academic purposes- you know, broadening the student's mind. How are we supposed to breed students who think outside the box when you don't even allow them to think properly and freely even inside the box?
Funny how we are supporting the protests against the military right now in Myanmar, the message is LOUD and CLEAR, when we don't even allow our people to protest for what they think is right. Ermm... Batu Burok?