Does the American Studies Association (ASA) boycott of Israeli academic institutions violate academic freedom?

According to the presidents of Harvard, Yale, Indiana University (see my comment on that university at the end of this post), and numerous other universities across the United States, the answer is yes. The question is: How?

I asked my Facebook friends that question. A bunch of people—some in favor of the ASA boycott, others opposed, others undecided—answered. I thought the discussion was worth reprinting here. [click to continue…]

Small Worlds

by John Holbo on December 26, 2013

I just finished watching Season 1 of The Returned. French zombies! Fun!

Plotspoilers Under the Fold: [click to continue…]