The ASA boycott

Excellent points have been made in combatting the ASA boycott – the points have been made by university leaders, other academics and others.

The points will be useful when considering and dealing with our local Sydney agitators.

An article from CAMERA by Steven Stotsky on the the ideology and rhetoric behind the boycott.

http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=118&x_article=2623

One relevant point is this

They won’t succeed in undermining Israel. Israeli intellectual achievement and the innovation it fosters is too valuable to the world. But they have already succeeded in poisoning the intellectual environment at many American universities. The real losers may be American students, especially those who take their courses.

That last sentence should make people sit up and pay attention.

The article is also useful in that it analyses the various players in the boycott initiative.

 

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