Amherst Magazine

The Eavesdropper: Overheard around campus

Questioning authority

"You can’t tell me that someone is right 90 to 100 percent of the time."

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in Johnson Chapel

 

"The Second Amendment is about self-defense? That barely passes the laugh test."

Professor Kevin Sweeney in an interview

 

"Our sovereignty was grossly violated."

In Johnson Chapel, former Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on the killing of Osama Bin Ladin

 

"This recent gang rape [in India] has more to do with globalization than with tradition."

Professor Amrita Basu in an interview