Author Archives: Corey Robin

About Corey Robin

Corey Robin teaches political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin and Fear: The History of a Political Idea.

Top legal scholars decry ‘chilling’ effect of dehiring scholar Salaita

Corey Robin documents the growing backlash in the academic world to the dehiring of scholar Steven Salaita over his criticism of Israel. The latest is that scholars from law schools at Columbia, Cornell, Berkeley, Georgetown, and other universities have come out with a very strong letter condemning the decision of the University of Illinois to dehire Steven Salaita.

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Hundreds of scholars say they won’t engage with University of Illinois unless decision to block Salaita is reversed

In recent days, hundreds of scholars from diverse fields have signed statements pledging not to engage with the University of Illinois because of the school’s decision to block the appointment of Palestinian-American scholar Steven Salaita.

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‘Zionism has made us insiders’ — David Grossman tells Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal explains to David Grossman that Jews are enjoying a golden age of insiderdom in the U.S., and the famous Israeli author later asks Blumenthal to lose his phonenumber

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Jews without Israel

Corey Robin writes about how he recommitted himself to Judaism while rejecting Zionism, or how he learned how to be a Jew without Israel.

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