John L. Esposito, professor of Islamic studies at Georgetown, typifies his discipline. What he says, others say and more are taught, albeit with less voltage. He came to Stanford recently, and Campus Watch, a pro-Israel, anti-radical group, reported on his talk. What did he say? He cited a forthcoming book — Who Speaks for Islam? — which claims that Muslim anti-Americanism flows from "disappointment" that we aren't "living up to [our] ideals," and resentment that "Islam is denigrated" here. (But if one of our ideals is free expression, how can the latter be stopped?) He said all religions have their terrorists, e.g., "Christians blowing up abortion clinics." He argued that Islamic terrorism is a reaction to "neo-colonial powers," "neo" being the adjective that allows one to say "colonial" when there are no colonies. He compared Bernard Lewis to Darth Vader. There you have it: nine parts evasion, one part bitchiness. And parents pay $40,000 a year for this.