Not in Kansas Anymore : Academic Freedom in Palestinian Universities
For years, anti-Zionist activists have accused Israel of undermining academic freedom and campus free speech in both Gaza and the West Bank. Not in Kansas Anymore demonstrates conclusively that the major threats to academic freedom come from Palestinians themselves, including from both the Palestinian Authority and from paramilitary and terrorist groups, Hamas most prominent among them. This is the first thoroughly researched and documented study of the status of academic freedom in Gaza and the West Bank.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 294.84g
- 30 Mar 2021
- Primedia Elaunch LLC
- Dallas, United States
"This richly researched volume details the role that Palestinian activists play in the sorry state of academic freedom on the West Bank and in Gaza. BDS supporters who deny Palestinians any agency in their plight can no longer plead ignorance in this matter for which they share responsibility due to their repeatedly professed solidarity. As in his other writings, Nelson brings much needed clarity to a debate often mired in polemic. Nelson's study, however, is also a cautionary tale that alerts us to the political conformity that some academic radicals have in mind for American universities too."-- RUSSELL A. BERMAN, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University; Co-Director, Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, Hoover Institution
About Cary Nelson
Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a former president of the American Association of University Professors, and current chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom. He is the author or editor of 35 books, most recently Israel Denial: Anti-Zionist, Anti-Semitism, & The Faculty Campaign Against the Jewish State.