BDS and the Politics of ‘Radical’ Gestures

Boycotts and divestment can be useful tools for righting wrongs, but they are apolitical tantrums in cases of right versus right

Steven Salaita’s Academic Work Is Just as Hateful as His Tweets

Reading the controversial scholar’s academic publications reveals carelessness, ignorance, and a very strong bias

Tweets Cost a Professor His Tenure, and That’s a Good Thing

Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.

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

Smokescreen

The Israeli right paints Ben-Gurion University as a haven for radical leftists. But the charges, meant to counter similar rhetoric from the left, are unfounded, and potentially damaging.

Academic Question

San Francisco’s Federation puts new restrictions on its grants, worrying Bay Area Jewish-studies profs

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