The Real Problem With Academia Isn’t the Anti-Israel Boycotts; It’s the Horrible Ideas

As a new biography of the critic and Nazi collaborator Paul de Man shows, terrible theories have terrible consequences

NYU Holds Secret Anti-Israel Conference

American Studies department event betrays university’s academic principles

You May Not Like BDS—But Defending Academic Freedom Protects You, Too

The principle, invoked on both sides of the ASA boycott debate, is unique in American law and reflects the special status of scholarship

Don’t Defund the American Studies Association

Opponents of the ASA’s wrongheaded boycott risk committing the same sins

Bloomberg’s Tab; Suicide Bombings Rattle Russia

Plus more U.S. universities slam ASA Israel boycott, and more in the news

Forget the Anti-Semites—It’s the Idiots We Should Fear

The ASA’s decision to boycott Israel is just the latest in a troubling trend of sheer political stupidity, threatening Jews and others

American Studies Association Members Defend Israel Boycott by Citing Anti-Semitic 9/11 Truther

It’s like they’re not even trying

Harvard and Yale Slam American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott

Lead growing chorus condemning the boycott

Brandeis Withdraws from American Studies Association

Becomes second university to do so after ASA’s Israel boycott

The ASA’s Guide to World Peace

The organization voted to boycott Israel. Here’s who they’re not boycotting.

Having Boycotted Israel, American Academics Must Now Boycott Themselves

On the tricky logic of assigning guilt

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