At any rate, here is a report on Gelvin's class syllabus and his negative judgment on two assigned writers, Alan Dershowitz and Jimmy Carter, which this "teaching professional" puts right on his course syllabus.
"Be sure to borrow or buy used copies of the Dershowitz and Carter books. I'll be damned if either of those two poseurs get a dime in royalties from my course."
No, Gelvin didn't blurt that out after a couple of brews at Barney's Beanery in Westwood Village. This is on his course syllabus, be Jeezus! You talk about professionalism!!
" In response to the emergence of academic watchdogs, he claimed in 2003 that “[w]hat really irks those guys is that I don’t use my classroom for political purposes, and thus my lectures don’t advance their political agenda.”
"I told you not to call me anti-Israel, Fousesquawk."