Bloggers to Khatami: Go away

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The Harvard Democrats didn't just protest yesterday's speech by former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami. They live-blogged it. "Punishment," they report Khatami said, "is seen as a response to violence or deviance in society, and if there is not punishment in society, a society cannot run efficiently." As reported by the Harvard Crimson, the Dems had helped organize a 200-person protest against the speech. But perhaps the keyboard sarcasm was more effective. When the bearded former president walked in, blogger Seth Flaxman recorded, "I think three people stood up to clap when he came in, but maybe they were just letting someone get past to sit."