Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pro-Israel Professor targeted at Connecticut College

David Bernstein has been covering this story at The Volokh Conspiracy (Washington Post).  First here:
The hypocrisy and dishonesty of attacks on Connecticut College professor Andrew Pessin 
Andrew Pessin is a distinguished philosophy professor at Connecticut College. He is also, as I understand it, the only Jewish professor at the college who regularly speaks up on behalf of Israel in an intellectual climate that is often dominated by left-wing and foreign students hostile to Israel.
This made him the target of one Lamiya Khandaker, a student who took his intro to philosophy class without incident last Fall. . . .

The background and links provided in this article go a long way toward clarifying what at first appears to be a murkier picture.