John Yoo on Berkeley Again

We understand why John Yoo needs to ridicule the city that hosts the university he works for. It’s the only way his ego can process the fact that thousands of people would spit on him if he walked past. And so Yoo goes to work on Berkeley again, this time in a Q&A with the New York TimesDeborah Solomon. “At Berkeley, protesting is an everyday activity,” he says. “I am used to it. I remind myself of West Berlin — West Berlin surrounded by East Germany during the Cold War. … There are probably more Communists in Berkeley than any other city in America, but I think of them more as lovers of Birkenstocks than Marx.” Hey, tired hippie cliches and a self-regard that allows you to compare yourself to a city! That’s pretty good work for one afternoon. But your Berlin analogy needs a little work, Professor. Dial that timeline back to 1939 or so, and you’ll have pegged it just right.

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