Have you ever read a news article that quoted a college professor? It happens all the time in journalism. But how often is that person a Kenyon professor? Not so often.
Recently, the Washington Times (not to be confused with the Washington Post) quoted Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy Tom Karako in an article about Iran’s relationship with Hamas, a Palestinian political organization (considered by the U.S. government to be a terrorist organization) that governs the Gaza Strip.
Karako’s largest contribution:
“[Iranian] willingness to connect the dots between these rockets that are being fired and themselves puts the Hamas-Israel conflict in the context of the larger regional struggle and raises questions about Iran’s strategic purpose,” Mr. Karako said. “Is it merely to provide Hamas with military capabilities for self-defense or to accomplish a larger strategic purpose?”
Tip of the Hat goes to @kenyoninthenews.