Academic freedom is not a natural phenomenon like gravity or even a natural corollary of the Rights of Man, but remains a relatively recent social invention.
One of the things I remember vividly from years spent traveling in Europe (Eastern and Western) in the 1980s was the prevalence of soldiers everywhere I went. The machine guns carried by police in France and Italy certainly caught me by surprise (especially after a stint in England where bobbies still relied on their billy […]
In 2004, the forces of BDS (which just traveled under the name of “Divestment” at the time) scored their first municipal divestment victory when the Aldermen in Somerville, a city next to Cambridge and Boston, passed a resolution calling on the city’s retirement funds to rid themselves of assets (including stocks and Israeli bonds) with […]
Few BDS battles have been as successful and informative as the recent defeat of academic boycott at the Modern Language Association.
Things tend to go best for the Jews when we count on ourselves, rather than others, and take responsibility for our own history
After a brief hiatus to deal with some family matters, it’s time to return to the fight, both at Divest This! and now with a weekly column at the incomparable Elder of Ziyon site! Having missed some comings and goings over the last couple of months, I wanted to take a look at what’s gone on […]
Just an FYI that I’ll be taking a break from blogging here at Divest This for a little while. This has nothing to do with politics foreign or domestic, both of which are likely to get redefined between now and when I sign back in after the first of the year. Rather, some important deadlines both at […]
Over the coming weekend, Students for Justice in Palestine will be holding its annual conference on the campus of George Mason University. The event has already generated coverage, mostly in the Jewish press and blogosphere, where you can read about the controversy the conference is generating and plans for counter-programming. It’s always tricky to judge […]
I proposed a test we could apply to determine if any political action we take is strategic vs. something else.
A new resource on how the language of war can help us to best understand and defeat the BDS “movement.”
Nothing like a 19-part series on BDS and War to chase away an audience.
Some final thoughts on using the language of war to understand how to win against BDS.