Well, I suppose that right wing nut Zionist bull shit directed at PEA is to be expected in this day and age but you could at least have made it interesting.
Funny how all the adversariol commentators are infatuated with the word ZIONIST.
So, wait…if, as you state, “The students are not as naive as some people think,” then what exactly is the problem, again?
I was a student at Exeter 40 years ago and at the time I and many fellow students felt the administration was too supportive of the status quo…essentially the opposite bias that you are alleging. But in retrospect, most of us have come to the realization that they did a pretty reasonable job of exposing us to different points of view…and a great job at extending and honing our capacity for critical thinking. I am confident that the school today is even better at that than it was in my day.
Besides, how could anyone make a valid judgment that, for example, the Muslim Brotherhood is a force for evil—or for that matter, effectively work against them—without an appreciation of what motivates their adherents and what their aims are?
Your objections to the scheduling of these assembly speakers are not only silly but manifestly self-defeating.
Brad Hessel , your ignorance is boundless. I am sure you are not even aware of the Holy Land Foundation trial, in which CAIR, ISNA, MSA, ICNA, MPAC etc have been name muslim brotherhood front groups and unindicted terrorist coconspirators. And probably you also don't know that according to evidence filed during that trial, the goal of these groups is to destroy the US from within.
Maybe you think having these groups invited to PEA by the husband of a woman who wants to become senator is okay. I think it is more than upsetting. I for one would never vote for Maggie Hassan, and this is the main reason.
It is people like you, islamic apologists, who are responsible for what is currently going on in Europe: sharia compliant no-go zones, increasing anti-semitism, attacks on homosexuals and women- -all thanks to the increasing islamic influence.
I think we should go the one of Hassan's event and call her out on this in public. The next and last event will be:
WMUR Granite State Debate Visibility
Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Location: New Hampshire Institute of Politics
100 Saint Anselm Dr
Manchester, NH 03102
I will be there.We have to show that the times when you could cozy up with islamists without getting noticed are definitely over for good.
Sorry for the typos.
This is one great website. It is obvious that the PEA administration condones Islamists' speakers at the expense of others with more moderate views. I work for another NH prep school which would benefit from a site like this. From the content, I think the inside comes from within the school, thus, the anonymity of the writers.
Jeepers, BG. How could it be so obvious to you? Do you attend assembly at Exeter? Do you know people at PEA who are independent of the authors of this propagandist web site who will confirm what you call "obvious". Have you ever seen the entire program of assemblies over the last ten years so as to get a balanced view of the program? I do attend assembly and find the assertions that you find "obvious" to be baseless. Maybe you should start a website that attacks your own school if you think this site such a good example, but you'll have to work hard to outstrip this site's capacity to distort, pervert and mislead. I guess this is what happens when folks get pissed off at an institution and telling the truth is simply not enough to express their feelings. For those of us who have been around the block a few times, unfounded rants by the disgruntled are nothing new, and we have plenty of grains of salt with which to take them.
Should we assume your school is in Concord?
I must say that when I first saw you website, I thought it was a lampoon, a send-up of fanatical hate group propaganda.
A toxic combination of hatred, ignorance and fear appears to be at work in the vague innuendos and unatrtibuted... "that some call", and other similalrly anonymous, vague assertions of your web site. Yet in none of your web page's propaganda and bombast is there a scintilla of support of any parctular world view, religion or value system. It's all negative, all dismissive and thus unworthy of serious consideration by any objective, intelligent reader who hasn't drunk of your Cool Aid. Such a waste of time grasping at straws and boosting no one while unsuccessfully trying to sully the reputation of people you clearly do not know. Such a waste of your time and that of any devotee.
So what world view do you affirm? Do tell... and why not use local newpapers so a more general public gets to know you? Let's see So far you offer words in abundance, zero credibility.
Before you let your emotions take over your keypad, ask yourself a few questions.
Did the people listed on this site speak at PEA or did they not?
Are the accusations against the organizations they are associated with true or “baseless”?
Did any of them advocate wife beating?
Did any of them advocate murder?
Did any of them commit hate speech against Jews?
Would you let your children spend the summer with them?
Do you belong to the ostridge caucus?.
Modern day Nazi’s who lead the freak parade under the crescent banner are seeking genocide against Zionist Jews while simultaneously eliminating Christians from the Middle East.
They do so hiding under the protection the global left wing media and the educated elite right under your collective/complicate noses.
So...move along, nothing to see here. Sleep well.
This website is ridiculous. As an Exonian Class of 2010, I can confirm that yes, we have had multiple pro-Palastine speakers. We have also had MULTIPLE pro-Israel & somewhat anti-Islamic speakers. (The most prominent example I can think of is Dr. Motzkin, who was a speaker in 2010). The point of each assembly is to expose students to the world views of other people (especially those in influential positions) -- and allow the extremely intelligent student body to take the different viewpoints as the start to further discussion and thought.
You would be very hard put to find ANY student at Exeter who doesn't always question everything they are told by authorities -- the whole foundation of Exeter is that student can and should challenge accepted norms and public opinion.
PS. I have also run into quite a lot of people who take other anti-Exeter stances since graduation. I think most of them are just jealous (and maybe got rejected by the Admissions Office?) That's so déclassé.
This site was never intended to be an anti-Exonian source. What PEA has done is invite dozens of modern day Nazi's who want nothing more then the annihilation of Israel from the map. Sure, they bring in the token conservative to feign balance but for the most part; the students are shovel-fed a steady diet of far left propaganda. Obviously, when the student body gave Mark Stein a standing ovation, the Middle East adviser nearly had an aneurysm. If you can’t see what this school doing then your parents spent a lot of money for little return. Perhaps if they brought in a dozen David Dukes then the scales may have fallen from the eyes.
What a load of half-witted Zionist claptrap. You are however welcome to be a propagandist lunatic of any sort, because it is exactly by comparison with your sort of lying that the truth is made that much more clear, and pursuit of the truth that much more relevant.
I would recommend you have a chat with your compatriots at the Union Leader and offer to hold a forum on these topic at PEA. The school is not afraid of liars, in fact the more adamant the better for purposes of teaching. Gather your crazed minions and stop hiding behind a laughing stock of a web page.
This is absolutely false propaganda. If anything, our curriculum and school is pro-jew, and islamophobia is a more significant issue.
You love that word don't you. ZIONIST. I bet you say it in your sleep.
How is that parallel universe your living in?
For anyone that doubts the possible veracity of the contents of this website, I suggest you study what happened to Fred Grandy, Class of 1966, a media celebrity and former US Congressman, who offered to teach a non-credit seminar on Politics and the Media to qualified Exeter Seniors in the spring of 2016 during the primaries when all the candidates would be coming to Exeter to speak.
Fred Grandy loved PEA and was a generous donor to the Academy during the decades since his graduation. He also endowed a Senior English prize that was given for over 3 decades. His daughter is a graduate too.
Fred offered to teach this seminar on Politics and the Media in the Spring of 2016 FREE OF CHARGE. He does not live in New Hampshire, so his offer to the Academy included not only his time but his out of pocket travel expenses. What an incredible boon to PEA this would have been!
He had given two assemblies at PEA before he made this offer, and they were extremely well received. Seniors applied to take his seminar and were very excited to participate.
One week before the seminar was to begin in January 2016, he was asked to call the Academy, and was then informed his seminar had been cancelled because the faculty had decided he was an Islamaphobe. The faculty said (lamely) that some other alum could teach the seminar instead.
Ironically, the subject of the seminar was Politics and the Media, not Islam. More ironically, no other alum who has been both a famous media celebrity and a national level politician (if there are any) has come up with the idea of offering a seminar on Politics and the Media FOR FREE (or at all) and approached the Academy to do so.
At no time was Fred given an opportunity to defend himself. He was simply crossed off the schedule and the Seniors who had wanted to take his seminar were left hanging.
13 Exeter alumni who know him sent letters to the Principal in his defense.
Shockingly, not one of them ever even received the COURTESY of a REPLY!! I know this because I sought him out and asked him what had happened.
The school newspaper The Exonian expressed various opinions about the case after it happened, but the voices of the people supporting Fred Grandy were drowned out and soon forgotten. One math teacher did express concern that this episode might "make Exeter look bad."
To me, the information given on this website coupled with what happened to Fred Grandy points to not only some very serious problems of bigotry among the faculty, but also some serious attempts to indoctrinate students and shield them from diverse viewpoints.
When I attended Exeter in the mid-1970's we read George Orwell's 1984 as a cautionary tale. Today, the faculty is using it as a playbook for how the Phillips Exeter community should live.
Who Fred Grandy is:
Article on Fred's Disinvitation to teach his seminar:
Podcast interview with Grandy about the disinvitation: