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Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks, author of Perfection and Disharmony in the Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Cambridge University Press, 2005), is professor of politics at Ursinus College.

anti-semitism

In January, I wrote about a surprising and heartening turn of events at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, an academic organization devoted...
evergreen state

In the world of academics, on rare occasions, a department that cannot govern itself is placed under receivership. An outsider is empowered to run and...
diversity

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a middling Midwestern state university, is not a hotbed of radicalism. Yet it recently joined a handful of other colleges...
anti-semitism

Although the campus boycott movement just lost a big vote at the University of California, Santa Barbara--16 to nothing, no less--its proponents can take solace...
BDS

I have written before that the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel has secured the relatively few campus victories it has won this...
Israel

Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency took disapproving note of this extraordinary petition that was tweeted out by National Students for Justice in Palestine...
bds

Not long ago, I wrote about the sad 2017 that the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has been having on our campuses. Not only had...
alice goffman

Alice Goffman, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin, is a controversial scholar. Her book, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American...
BDS

I was beginning to feel a little sorry for campus boycott activists. After all, if any year was going to be their year, it was...
Harvard

There was a big announcement at the “Afternoon of Engagement on Inclusion and Belonging,” by the co-chair of the Presidential Task Force for Inclusion and...
diversity

Many diagnoses of the ills afflicting colleges and universities put students and faculty members at the center. But particularly at community colleges, staffed mainly by...