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Who Made Our College Students into Ideological Monsters?
150 150 Philip Carl Salzman

During my fifty years teaching anthropology at McGill University, my impression of undergraduate students was of reasonable young people, many of whom were seriously engaged in learning about the world and its peoples. Graduate students were fiercely focused on gaining professional status, were more ideologically militant than undergraduates, and were consistently on the wrong side…

The Washington Post Uses Bad Social Science to Push Anti-Israel Propaganda
150 150 Lenny Ben David

The phrase “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” probably was not coined by Mark Twain, as is often claimed, but the Washington Post can claim this update on it: Today, there are four kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, statistics, and opinion polling. Just as polling can be corrupted by, for example, the wording of…

California’s Ethnic Studies Follies
150 150 Bret Stephens

The first time California’s Department of Education published a draft of an ethnic studies “model curriculum” for high school students, in 2019, it managed the neat trick of omitting anti-Semitism while committing it. More than a million Jews live in California. They are also among the state’s leading victims of hate crimes. Yet in a lengthy…

Over 400 academics condemn Bristol professor’s ‘morally reprehensible’ comments
150 150 Lee Harpin

More than 400 leading academics from the UK and from across the globe have signed a letter accusing Professor David Miller of making “morally reprehensible” statements that “risk the personal security and wellbeing of Jewish students and, more widely, Jews in the UK.” The letter, publicised by the Union of Jewish Students on Tuesday, said…

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