Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Academia: A rare burst of sanity

I read in The Times that 250 leading academics have signed a statement condemning the Universities and Colleges Union's move towards a boycott of Israel.

There's not really a huge amount to say about this, beyond the fact that it's good to see at least a few people in the academic world who are prepared to come out and challenge the shrill-voiced extreme-left/Islamic alliance. Although, I did find the claim of the boycott's chief proponent, Brighton University's Tom Hickey, that the boycott "would enhance the international reputation of British academics", intriguing. Quite how does he think it will do this, I wonder?

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