The Lies that Buoy Israel Boycotters

Shortly after this year’s election, InsideHigherEd ran a piece about just how thrown many college and university professors were by Donald Trump’s win. Count me among the thrown. Nonetheless, it is a relief to see that at least some of my colleagues have gotten up from their fainting couches, rolled up their sleeves, and returned to the business of true scholars. The Modern Language Association (MLA) begins its annual meeting on January 5th and, as is only appropriate for an organization devoted to the study of language and literature, has, yet again, the boycott of Israel on its agenda. The resolution up for consideration by the MLA’s Delegate Assembly is here. It calls for the MLA to support the call to boycott Israeli colleges and universities.

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The Lies that Buoy Israel Boycotters

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