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The War Against Academic Freedom
1024 768 Philip Carl Salzman

The Enlightenment ideal of the university is a community of scholars seeking the truth. The methodology of this ideal is a multiplicity of voices and views engaged in discussion and debate, in seeking and adducing evidence, and in drawing and challenging conclusions. Western universities have gradually but decisively moved away from the Enlightenment ideal. Many institutions have…

Academia’s Disturbing Distortion of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
150 150 Norman L. Cantor

Academics are expected to treat controversial issues with reasoned analysis — objective evaluation of opposing sides. Commentary following the recent 11-day war between Israel and Hamas revealed a shocking deviation from that standard among many American academics. Faculty groups at scores of universities — including Princeton, Brown, Vassar, and CUNY — issued utterly one-sided, distorted,…

Bosworth Hall at Oberlin College. Photo: Daderot / Wikimedia.
Oberlin Protects Professor Who Supported Mass Murder and Violence in Iran
720 360 Dexter Van Zile

The Board of Trustees at Oberlin must be very proud — because the college has now given cover to a former Iranian diplomat who called for Israel’s destruction at the UN, and according to Amnesty International, worked to obscure a round of mass murders perpetrated in 1988. These days, the professor in question — Mohammad Jafar…

Why I Am Suing UCLA
1024 683 Gordon Klein

Recently, I was suspended from my job for refusing to treat my black students as lesser than their non-black peers. Let me back up: I teach at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and I’ve been doing this for 40 years. I’ve taught 15 different courses, in finance, accounting and law. CNBC has had me on;…