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An Idiotic Israel Boycott Obscures Real Progress in Campus Activism

This month, members of the American Studies Association (ASA) are voting on a resolution, which has already been endorsed unanimously by its National Council, that represents the left-wing tradition of “solidarity” in a most dubious form. It proposes “to honor…

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The Very Foundations of the University

The modern Western university faces an existential threat. The danger is not what you think. It is not the cuts in government funding,1 the skyrocketing cost of tuition, the explosion of student debt,2 the rise of massive open online courses,3…

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How to Turn a Campus Into an Indoctrination Center

If you want to understand how the far left controls campuses, consider this story. There is no university more supportive of the Arab nationalist (historically), Islamist, and anti-Israel line in the United States than Georgetown’s programs on Middle East studies. Every…

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Duke Prof’s Recipe for Restoring Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Beware Middle East studies professors offering advice. In the wake of the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) ouster from Egypt’s presidency, South African-born Duke University Islamic studies professor Ebrahim Moosa has joined South Africa’s ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool to co-author a Washington…

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The Last Refuge of Anti-Israel Activists

A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported Pro Palestinian speakers attract protests outside. The event at Brooklyn college was a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) event focused on delegitimizing Israel. To read the New York Times account, one doesn’t get…

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Academic Freedom in Israel: A Comparative Perspective

Introduction Neo-Marxist, critical scholarship has acquired a substantial following in faculties of the liberal arts (the humanities and social sciences) in Israeli universities. Known as post Zionism, it asserts that Zionism is a colonial-imperialist movement and that its progeny, the State of…

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Yes, anti-Semitism is still a problem on campus

Mitchell Bard and Jeff Dawson’s new study, “Israel and the Campus: The Real Story,” led many newspapers to trumpet that anti-Semitism is not a problem on American campuses. They pointed to the study’s finding that significant anti-Israel incidents occurred at…

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David Littman, 1933-2012: He Showed Us The Mettle of His Pasture

My friend and generous mentor, the historian and fearless human rights activist, David Gerald Littman, died yesterday, May 20, 2012, succumbing to acute myelogenous leukemia, after a stoic, typically intrepid struggle. In addition to amassing his own unique and prodigious…

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Scholarship and Anti-Semitism at Yale

Almost a year has passed since Yale University shuttered the five-year-old Yale Interdisciplinary Initiative for the Study of Anti-Semitism, known by the unwieldy acronym “YIISA,” and replaced it with the Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism, or “YPSA.”  The…

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