Academic Freedom Opposed by “Who”?
by Douglas Murray
October 30, 2015
…News arrives of 343 “university teachers” who signed a letter pledging that henceforth they will not cooperate with Israeli academic institutions. Their joint letter took up a full page today in Britain’s left-wing Guardian newspaper (where else?) and has caused almost no stir in Britain. It comes days after a letter signed by 150 leading British writers, musicians and others — including JK Rowling, Simon Schama and Hilary Mantel — opposed any and all such boycotts against Israel, and pointed out that in the eyes of most people, intellectual and cultural exchange is a good thing…Others on the list comprise a list of the even more obscure and unknown…Of course, there is, as usual, the requisite smattering of Jewish names, brought to the fore by the petition’s organizers in an attempt to cover over the latent bigotry and racism of their letter. READ MORE
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