“The liberal academic world has lately embraced terrorist-chic,” writes Bill Croke in today’s American Prowler. He’s talking, of course, about Cal State Fresno’s willingness to lend its imprimatur to the sort of violent extremists who value rodents and pine trees above human life.

“The list of this gathering of eco-mobsters,” says Croke, “reads like the Green equivalent of Sunday dinner at the Ravenite Social Club.” Of course, members of the public could lunch at the Gambino crime family’s hangout; it was always open to the public. This is more than we can say for the Fresno State “conference,” which organizers insist will be open only to faculty and students with University IDs.

Fresno police, he notes, “are advising local SUV dealerships and agricultural interests to take extra security precautions because the conference may draw a horde of eco-terror wannabes looking to make a name for themselves.”