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The home of “things said” by the National Association of Scholars.

BDS: Boycotting Academic Freedom

Ashley Thorne

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne explains how boycotting Israeli academic institutions leads to the politicalization of learning and limits academic liberty. 

A Fine and Private Hate

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood writes on BDS supporter Professor Jasbir Puar's attempt to use the principle of academic freedom to keep herself from being held accountable to public judgment for her Jew-hating libels.

Taking Back Student Government

Chance Layton

In a Huffington Post article, Professor Andrew Pessin explains how students can take back their government from divisive activists. 

BDS Movement Suffers a Setback

Chance Layton

The American Historical Association voted against a resolution to condemn Israel.