Thursday, April 08, 2004

Boycotting for virginity

To paraphrase a T-shirt that was popular in Israel since the 80's: Boycotting for academic freedom is like fucking for virginity.

Will someone please explain how an academic boycott is supposed to promote academic freedom? Is it perhaps the same way that bombing Israelis are supposed to promote mideast peace?

By alienating academia in Israel, you are alienating the strongest source of support the left has. It would be like the Taliban bombing Berkeley.

No one ever accused the anti-Israel left of being clever.

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