The Uncivil University

The Uncivil University : Intolerance on College Campuses

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In the name of academic freedom, the core values of higher education_honest scholarship, unbiased research, and diversity of thought and person_have been corrupted by an academy more interested in preserving its privileges than in protecting its own integrity. The American university has lost its civility. Nowhere is this loss more apparent than in the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism on college campuses. This book documents the alarming rise in bigotry and bullying in the academy, using a range of evidence from first-hand accounts of intimidation of students by anti-Israel professors to anti-Semitic articles in student newspapers and marginalization of pro-Israel scholars. The UnCivil University exposes the unspoken world of double standards, bureaucratic paralysis, and abdication of leadership that not only allows but often supports a vocal minority of extremists on campus.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 336 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • MD, United States
  • 0739132687
  • 9780739132685

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The one-sided coercive atmosphere prevalent on so many of our campuses is depriving an entire generation of the kind of education they deserve. When it comes to social, political, religious, and ideological matters, the academy has too often shown a pronounced preference for only one perspective. As this important book makes clear, it is high time for all of us to insist that colleges promote a civil yet robust exchange of ideas?the very foundation of a liberal education....--Anne Neal, president, American Council of Trustees and Alumnishow more

About Gary A Tobin

Gary A. Tobin was president of the Institute for Jewish & Community Research (IJCR) and director of the Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University for fourteen years. His books include Jewish Perceptions of Anti-Semitism, Rabbis Talk about Intermarriage, and The Trouble with Textbooks. Aryeh Kaufmann Weinberg is a research associate at IJCR. Jenna Ferer is a former research associate at IJCR.show more

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