Monday, March 02, 2009

Anti-Semitism on the Rise on College Campuses?

Anti-Semitism appears to be on the rise on college campuses. The excuse is the Middle East conflict. That is undoubtedly part of it. Is another part economics?


John said...

I think there's some milage left in the comparison between present day social collectivist "liberals" and mid-century fascists, but I'm not sure the posted link offers anything more than an alarmist spin on a single anecdote--hardly evidence for rising anti-semitism. I also wonder whether pro-Palestinian, anti-Jewish sentiment can accurately be described as "anti-semitic" at all.

Still, it's got to be hard to lose a son to tribalist hatred, and then to face similar hatred at home. My heart goes out to Judea Pearl.

Troy Camplin said...

I hope you're right. I hope fascist economics and anti-group ideologies are truly separable kinds of collectivism.