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ANTIZIONISM ON CAMPUS THE UNIVERSITY, FREE SPEECH, AND BDS PRESS ANTI-ZIONISM ON CAMPUS PESSIN and BEN-ATAR Edited by ANDREW PESSIN and DORON S. BEN-ATAR “The single biggest crisis facing the academy is the attack against free speech, objective truth, rigorous scholarship, and campus activity—all under the pretense and guise of progressive identity politics. No other book covers the politics and strategies of BDS and the insidious motives of those who are its champions better.” —Thane Rosenbaum, author of How Sweet It Is! “These essays make a huge contribution to our understanding of the deleterious impact of anti-Israel activism on contemporary academia in the United States and around the world. The breadth of these essays is breath-taking, their poignancy is heartbreaking, and their analysis is astute.” —Kenneth L. Marcus, author of The Definition of Anti-Semitism Many scholars have endured the struggle against rising anti-Israel sentiments on college and university campuses worldwide. This volume of personal essays documents and analyzes the deleterious impact of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on the most cherished Western institutions. These essays illustrate how anti-Israelism corrodes the academy and its treasured ideals of free speech, civility, respectful discourse, and open research. Nearly every chapter attests to the blurred distinction between anti-Israelism and antisemitism, as well as to hostile learning climates where many Jewish students, staff, and faculty feel increasingly unwelcome and unsafe. Anti-Zionism on Campus provides a testament to the specific ways antiIsraelism manifests on campuses and considers how this chilling and disturbing trend can be combatted. ANDREW PESSIN is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College and Campus Bureau Editor of the Algemeiner. Author of many academic articles and books, a philosophy textbook, several philosophical books for the general reader, and two novels, his current research is focused on philosophical matters relevant both to Judaism and Israel. DORON S. BEN-ATAR is Professor of History at Fordham University and a playwright. In addition to publishing books and articles about early America, he authored (with his mother, Roma Nutkiewicz Ben-Atar) What Time and Sadness Spared: Mother and Son Confront the Holocaust. He has, in recent years, turned his attention to the battles over Zionism in the American Jewish community with, among other writings, his satirical play Peace Warriors. STUDIES IN ANTISEMITISM Alvin H. Rosenfeld, editor JUDAICA ...


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