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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.

Jerusalem

As I write, we do not know what might go into President Trump’s planned announcement on Jerusalem. But on at least some of our college...
bds

I have written before about Jasbir Puar, professor of women and gender studies at Rutgers University. Puar has lent her scholarly credibility, such as it...
bds

Since 2002, student activists have tried to pass anti-Israel divestment resolutions at the University of Michigan. This month, they succeeded on a 23-17 vote of...
vassar

William Jacobson, founder of the blog Legal Insurrection, is among the best reporters I know on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. Of...
columbia university

There is no shortage of fools involved in the latest free speech controversy at Columbia University. Mike Cernovich, the alt-right speaker who came to campus...
Harvard

The 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, issued by the American Association of University Professors, distinguishes research universities from what it calls...
free speech

The excellent Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is out with a new survey of student attitudes toward free speech. FIRE’s release comes soon after...
persuasion

Bari Weiss has explained why Linda Sarsour, a  Palestinian-American activist famous for her role in the 2017 Women’s March, has no place on a legitimate...
diversity

Melissa Landa was, until recently, a clinical professor of education in the University of Maryland’s College of Education. She had been there for ten years,...
BDS

A new academic year has begun and, with it, we can expect new attempts to demonize Israel on our college campuses. As ever, the immoderation...
antifa

Mark Bray, a visiting scholar at Dartmouth University, has written sympathetically about the Antifa movement, so much so that his book is entitled Antifa: The...
diversity

As students, faculty, and administrators return to campuses with Charlottesville on their minds, we can expect them to double down on “diversity” initiatives. I put “diversity”...