Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Holocaust denier and Islamo-fascist, will speak at Columbia University, though apparently he won’t be able to use Ground Zero as a photo-op backdrop. Last year, Columbia President Lee Bollinger withdrew an invitation to Ahmadinejad at Columbia’s World Leaders Forum, saying it might not “reflect the academic values” of the event. That’s like saying Hitler might not reflect the values of a forum on “Tolerance Toward Judaism.”

The way Duke tries to ape the Ivy League, can an invitation from President Richard Brodhead to Ahmadinejad to address a conclave of the Group of 88 be far behind.