Before you take umbrage at the title of this article, please note that the author is proud to call himself an Egghead (see portrait below).
Anyway, here we go: Some American professors are ready to promote the isolation of Israel as their next cause.
Keep in mind that many of these professors consistently and vociferously decry the “agression” of the U.S. “blockade” of Castrogonia.
Yeah. Sad but true. Double-domed intellectuals are highly susceptible to the deadly Double Standard Syndrome (Pietas Ficta Subtilis), as well as to the even more deadly airborne Self-Righteous virus (Inflatus Magniloquus Emortalis).
From the Sacred Scriptures of the self-annointed thinking class, The New York Times (Tempus Novi Eboraci):
Scholars’ Group Votes on an Academic Boycott of Israel
A growing campaign among American professors to isolate Israel reaches a milestone on Monday when a large group of scholars is expected to reveal whether its members endorsed an academic boycott of Israel to protest Israeli treatment of Palestinians.
The American Studies Association’s national council voted unanimously on Dec. 4 in favor of a boycott resolution, and put the matter to a vote of its almost 5,000 members, who had until Sunday night to cast their ballots online. The group’s stance has pitted scholars and organizations against one another in a heated debate about the ethics of academic boycotts, the motives behind the campaign and whether Israel is being singled out unfairly.
The movement to cut off relations with Israeli academic and cultural institutions dates back a decade, but organizers say it was not until April that an American academic group of any size, the Association for Asian American Studies, endorsed a boycott. The Modern Language Association’s annual meeting next month will include a discussion session on academic boycotts, and it will consider a motion critical of Israel for restricting professors’ freedom to visit Palestinian universities.
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