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The Hypocrisy of the ASA’s Opponents

By Richard Edmondson A number of respected academic figures, many of them highly-paid university presidents, have expressed opposition to the academic boycott of Israel called for by the American Studies Association. Brandeis University, Penn State-Harrisburg, Indiana University, and Kenyon College all have announced their withdrawal from the organization—while the American Council on Education, the Association […]

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Are Jews Helping Their Cause By Attacking the American Studies Association—or are They Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

New York State Sen. Jeff Klein (L) and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver By Richard Edmondson Recently the New York State Senate passed a bill designed to penalize academic groups who undertake “an official action boycotting certain countries or their higher education institutions.” Introduced by State Sen. Jeff Klein, the bill passed by a lopsided 51-4 […]

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