Friday, January 6, 2017

Cary Nelson's Essay on the BDS Motion by the Modern Language Association

This week, the Modern Language Association, made up of university language and composition professors is voting on a resolution that is right up their professional alley. That is whether to pass a resolution supporting the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (movement) against Israeli universities. (BDS).

Cary Nelson is a past president of the Association of American University Professors.  He has written a long, but very worthwhile essay opposing this measure. I am posting it below.

Hopefully, sanity and decency will reign when this vote is taken, but who can guess? BDS is an anti-Semitic movement that is designed to eliminate the state of Israel.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

I predict that the motion will fail.

Gary Fouse said...

Guess what. It did (fail).