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Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks, a contributor to Commentary’s blog, is professor of politics at Ursinus College

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...
vassar

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...
bds

Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, is, whatever one thinks of him, among the biggest names in American...
Charles Murray

When Charles Murray came to Middlebury College on Thursday, Middlebury’s administration said the right thing. Murray’s work has long been controversial, particularly since he co-authored The...
transgender

Widespread interest in microaggressions--mostly subtle, mostly inadvertent slights directed at racial minorities and other “marginalized” groups--is relatively new. According to Scott Lilienfeld, a professor of...
BDS

In 2005, a coalition of organizations claiming to represent Palestinian civil society issued a call to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel. Since then, the...
berkeley

Noah has already commented on the successful shutdown of Milo Yiannopoulos’ talk at the University of California, Berkeley. He sees it as part both of...
diversity

It has been more than twenty years since New York University physics professor Alan Sokal succeeded in getting a parody article published in the journal,...