Roger L. Simon

"There Will Always Be An England"

Unfortunately, it won’t always be what you want it to be. As this blog reported back in April, the leadership of Britain’s Association of University Teachers (AUT) has proposed, in its “progressive” majesty, to boycott some Israeli universities, including, of all places, Haifa University, arguably the most genuinely progressive educational institution in the entire Middle East. This disgustingly bigoted proposal (I’ll be one of those awful blunt Americans and call it what it is) will be decided on in two days. Manchester professor Norman Geras has been covering this assiduously on his blog with guest posts from Eve Garrard. Go here, here, here and here.

PS: One of Ms. Gerrard’s posts, “Plagiarism,” is meant to be an allegory for the boycott.