A pair of activists in the state of Washington are promoting an anti-Israel curriculum that high school social studies teachers are considering adopting. Ed Mast and Linda Bevis, of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, have developed…
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been called many things but he may soon become a business ethics course. Kathleen V. Willis of Indiana University-Purdue University, Columbus, is exploring the possibility of doing so.
Robert W. McChesney, the socialist professor whose Free Press organization is leading the charge for the $50 billion “progressive” transformation of the media, hosts a one-sided, tax-supported radio program sponsored by the University of Illinois that could serve as a model for the “New Public Media” the group has envisioned for America.
The campus “divestment against Israel” campaign is known for its grassroots, media-grabbing student demonstrations, but was the entire movement actually orchestrated by Palestinian government operatives?
I would think a peacenik would abhor all war and call for peace whenever and wherever it broke out. But alas, the peace movement is currently silent (Day Four) when it comes to the recent Russian invasion of Georgia.
Although Ward Churchill was finally fired by the University of Colorado, Boulder for plagiarism and dishonest scholarship rather than his 9-11 remarks, you’d never know it from his website at www.wardchurchill.net, aka the “Ward Churchill Solidarity Network,” dedicated to “Defending Academic Freedom and Political Dissent.”
Modern Language Association (MLA) professors attempted to answer questions about style and meaning by drawing upon postmodern academics, one of whom belongs to the radical “naturalist” Brights movement.
While America may have been content to sit back and ignore political developments in other less powerful countries in the past, aggressive foreign powers have dedicated a significant amount of their time and energy to identify—and exploit— America’s weaknesses.
When economists become politically active, they risk betraying their chosen academic field even as they promote their favorite political causes.