Spme statement on depaul faculty council’s censure some ways to make money of jason hill’s article augean stables

• the failure to educate the student body about the rules what are some ways to make money and manners of academia (i.E., the place of free speech). Actors with intellectual integrity would have responded to student complaints what are some ways to make money about their hurt feelings from their outraged reading of text what are some ways to make money with a lesson in 1) how to read carefully without imposing meaning on the text what are some ways to make money ( exegesis not eisegesis), and b) how to deal constructively and with dignity to criticism, even harsh criticism. That would have shown the commitment to academic freedom and what are some ways to make money worthy conversations the faculty council’s statement claims to hold dear. That would have been the lesson learned from the andrew what are some ways to make money pessin case at connecticut college in 2015 – were there a learning curve among today’s “woke” faculty.

• the invocation of factual inaccuracy and poor scholarship to attack what are some ways to make money this opinion piece. The faculty council resolution characterized hill’s work as “factually incorrect,” “shoddy research,” that does “liv[e] up to his responsibilities as [a] member of the academic community.” scott paeth’s blogpost claims hill had abandoned even “any pretense of allegiance to the facts of the israeli-palestinian conflict, its history, the status of international law, principles of human rights, or even principles of sound argumentation.” as far as he, and apparently other signers of the letter, are concerned, hill’s piece is not just nasty, it was wrong, intellectually deficient, deserving censure. This accusation, also leveled at amy wax at university pennsylvania law school what are some ways to make money colleagues, confuses a paradigmatic take (post-colonial analysis) for reality; and rejects even thinking about, much less discussing the importance of the (abundant) anomalous evidence and alternative approaches. Indeed, as in the case of the attack on the issue what are some ways to make money of israel studies dedicated to “word crimes,” people like ian lustick, who contributed to the substitution of advocacy for scholarship in what are some ways to make money the first place, then accused their critics of bad scholarship.

• behind hill’s assertions about palestinian political culture, including its “abysmal and inferior” standing by any progressive standards, lies a mountain of deeply disturbing “hard” evidence, most often ignored by the news media. Hill’s opponents seem to have adopted a post-colonial, palestinian narrative, as a depiction of factual reality and those who disagree, as dishonest reprobates. This confusion of a paradigmatic “take” for “objective reality”, of “opinion for facts,” not only makes it impossible to think clearly about the what are some ways to make money real world, but such an anti-intellectual approach can only survive where authoritarians marginalize those who what are some ways to make money insist on paying attention to the anomalies.

The faculty council urges professor hill to seriously reconsider his what are some ways to make money positions on these issues, to take cognizance of the perspectives of other scholars on what are some ways to make money these issues, as well as the real harm his words have caused what are some ways to make money to students and other members of our community, and to refrain from abusing his freedom as a scholar what are some ways to make money in writing on controversial issues in the future.

• the outrage of students, here affirmed by the faculty, means that prof. Hill, like many before him, has been stigmatized, publicly shamed – “ jason hill, you can’t hide, we know you want genocide!” – and effectively banished from polite academic company. Those so denounced have their career trajectories cut off, their audience of colleagues drastically reduced. The censure resolution assumes the moral superiority of its own what are some ways to make money side (those good faculty who do worry about students’ feelings), and considers hill a miscreant in need of re-education before the scholarly community will let him back in what are some ways to make money their good graces. Few statements better illustrate how hollow the much-protested concern for freedom of speech.

This incident is hardly isolated. Staged moral emergencies, in which students stampede faculties into taking their side, are a highly effective and widespread practice. At work here, as elsewhere on western campuses, is a curious combination of a modern and post-modern discourse which ironically produces a pre-modern result. On the one hand, faculty speaking a modern, objectivist, discourse (“facts” “accuracy” “scholarship”), and students wielding a post-modern discourse (“hurt feelings” “safe-spaces” “outrage”), both proclaiming their commitment to stopping hate speech and promoting what are some ways to make money social justice, end up undermining diversity: in the name of “inclusivity and… amplifying marginal voices,” they accept as moral guides and leaders, a pre-modern group that shows no concern or respect for those what are some ways to make money who disagree with them – indeed make them feel very unsafe – that is dedicated to a tribal (zero-sum) definition of justice in which the “evil enemy” is punished indeed eliminated). We end up with the tribal group accusing their designated what are some ways to make money enemies of the very things that the political movements they what are some ways to make money support openly espouse: hate speech, racism, genocidal rantings, xenophobia and anti-semitism. And so, the very academics who read hate speech into the work what are some ways to make money of a defender of israel, “objectively” if not intentionally, promote a discourse radically rooted in a genocidal hatred of what are some ways to make money israel and any jew or non-jew who supports her.

The rapid decay of american universities as purveyors of useful what are some ways to make money or profound knowledge impacts all americans, not just jews. But jews suffer from some particular drawbacks that make universities what are some ways to make money not just an inane waste of time and money but what are some ways to make money downright hostile environments. The evolution of even the finest american universities into hotbeds what are some ways to make money of dogmatic identity politics and very little else make them what are some ways to make money increasingly inhospitable to jews and to jewishness, an identity that privileges the questioning and challenging of majority what are some ways to make money dogmas. It took well over a thousand years for western civilization what are some ways to make money to allow open challenges to the metaphysics that painted jews what are some ways to make money and the values of questioning and difference that they embodied what are some ways to make money as inherently offensive to god; it took even longer for societies to see that those what are some ways to make money values might be a powerful engine of human intellectual and what are some ways to make money social development, and to insist that all citizens should at least theoretically what are some ways to make money be equal under the law. While it is hard to say how long it will what are some ways to make money take to reverse the headlong retreat of american universities into what are some ways to make money medieval sectarian idiocy, it is unlikely to happen anytime soon. In the meantime, though jews may be unable to reverse this calamity on what are some ways to make money their own, there is no reason why they should be footing the what are some ways to make money bill for it, either.

[…] SPME statement on depaul faculty council’s censure of jason hill’s article SPME deplores the recent faculty council of depaul what are some ways to make money university’s vote to censure an article by prof. Jason hill, advocating the israeli annexation of the west bank. Regardless of how one feels about hill’s extreme policy recommendations, his treatment at the hands of his colleagues was at what are some ways to make money once deeply unfair, counterproductive, and anti-intellectual. The censure, despite its insistence on respecting academic freedom, surrendered to demands of the public-shaming squads that increasingly dominate campus politics, especially when it concerns discussion of israel and the palestinians. Far from a blow for academic freedom and decency, this faculty-council initiative represents one more brick in a cognitive edifice what are some ways to make money that systematically excludes a wide range of both opinion and what are some ways to make money fact by branding it hate speech, or merely “views not representative of the [U of cambridge] student body… not a valuable contribution to the university.” worse, the move was done at the demand of student groups what are some ways to make money who practice some of the most virulent hate speech, and advocate for groups who regularly deploy genocidal hate speech. For progressive forces that treasure tolerance and inclusion, this censure was a massive own-goal. […]

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