[Marxism] Fwd: Denial of Job to Harsh Critic of Israel Divides Advocates of Academic Freedom - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Thu Aug 7 06:15:12 MDT 2014
(Cary Nelson, what a scumbag.)
Among those signing the Illinois conference’s letter was John K. Wilson,
a co-editor of the AAUP’s blog, Academe. He argued that Mr. Nelson
generally can be counted on to stick up for a faculty member in Mr.
Salaita’s position, but the former AAUP president appears to have "a
blind spot" when it comes to the academic freedom of critics of Israel.
The controversy over the handling of Mr. Salaita’s appointment is not
the first time Mr. Nelson has clashed with critics of Israel within the
AAUP and elsewhere in academe. He has been a vocal opponent of calls for
academic boycotts of Israeli universities by the American Studies
Association and other groups, leading to accusations that he has a
pro-Israel bias. He has denied such criticisms and is co-chairman of the
academic advisory council of the Third Narrative, a group that seeks to
promote moderation in discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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