Martin Benjamin ’57 Strikes Back

This Tuesday’s Argus brought to campus the vicious return of über-conservative favorite Martin Benjamin ’57. His semi-coherent latest Wespeak is “An Open Letter to Roth,” wherein he lashes out against Senator Edward Kennedy Hon ’84 and, at one point, likens President Roth to “a teeny-bopper who’d just been goosed by her first crush.” (Quote of the century?)

Compiled here is a collection of Benjamin’s fiery Wespeaks over the past decade. But for a glimpse at a more youthful, innocent Mr. Benjamin, I present to you his portrait in the 1957 yearbook, as discovered in Olin. Might I suggest it accompany his future Wespeaks, if only to put his ranting and raving into perspective?

15 thoughts on “Martin Benjamin ’57 Strikes Back

  1. Mytheos Holt

    I have no idea what “perspective” the author thinks this picture adds to Martin’s Wespeaks. If one wants to turn his/her fellow students against someone, the last thing that person should do is showcase a picture of that person looking their best.

  2. Mytheos Holt

    I have no idea what “perspective” the author thinks this picture adds to Martin’s Wespeaks. If one wants to turn his/her fellow students against someone, the last thing that person should do is showcase a picture of that person looking their best.

  3. Steadyjohn

    Hey Zach; exactly how does one viciously return? And, as you’re giving Benjamin credit for the “quote of the century”, how does that square with “incoherence”?

  4. Steadyjohn

    Hey Zach; exactly how does one viciously return? And, as you’re giving Benjamin credit for the “quote of the century”, how does that square with “incoherence”?

  5. johnwesley

    Of course, the Argus is not yet publishing the article on-line. It doesn’t seem to be able to get its act together this semester.

  6. johnwesley

    Of course, the Argus is not yet publishing the article on-line. It doesn’t seem to be able to get its act together this semester.

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