We are happy to offer a free PDF copy of the book “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel,” edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, with a preface by Paul Berman. Here’s a description by Prof. Marjorie Perloff:
What is the Academic BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement really all about? What is the relation, if any, of anti-Zionism to anti-Semitism? What are the historical, ethical, and political parameters of the current controversy over BDS on our campuses-a controversy that has, thus far, generated more heat than light? The editors of this book have brought together a set of thirty essays by leading scholars and public intellectuals-essays as stunning as they are wide-ranging, as remarkably well-informed and factually based as they are closely reasoned and persuasive. From the opening essays on academic freedom through the richly nuanced essays by Israeli academics currently teaching in mixed Arab-Israeli classrooms to the history of Israel, the case against Academic Boycott is made with such authority that no one who cares about global politics in the 21st Century can afford not to read these pages. This is that rare event-·a necessary book, a real game-changer.
MARJORIE PERLOFF, Professor Emerita of English, Stanford U
Florence Scott Professor of English and Comparative Literature Emerita,
University of Southern California
2006 President, Modern Language Association