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Scholar withdraws article “The Case for Colonialism” after social media and professional attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:45am 9/22/2017 at 8:45am
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This post is a follow up to a story we ran earlier this week, Third World Quarterly publishes “The Case for Colonialism” leading to censorship demands.

An article (pdf) by Portland State University’s Bruce Gilley, in Third World Quarterly arguing the “Case for Colonialism” provoked a backlash that was professionally threatening to the author....

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Third World Quarterly publishes “The Case for Colonialism” leading to censorship demands

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:00pm 9/17/2017 at 8:00pm
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Bruce Gilley of Portland State University (image above) published an article titled “The Case for Colonialism” in the decidedly anti-Colonial journal Third World Quarterly (home of the Edward Said Award).

In its self-description, Third World Quarterly writes:

TWQ examines all the issues that affect the many Third Worlds and is not averse to publishing...

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The Closing of the American Mind: on undermining the American political tradition

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/2/2016 at 8:30pm

Allan Bloom’s book The Closing of the American Mind was published in 1987, which is now very close to 30 years ago. And yet its relevance has only grown in the intervening years. It describes the influence of the left on the university and what it teaches, and how it has...

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Dartmouth Students Stage Hostile #BlackLivesMatter Protest in School Library

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00am 11/17/2015 at 7:00am

Dartmouth College students who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement recently staged a protest which invaded a school library. As we reported yesterday at College Insurrection, some students who were try...

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Alan Dershowitz: Fog of Fascism Descending on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 4:30pm 11/14/2015 at 4:30pm

Esteemed Harvard law professor and author Alan Dershowitz addressed the controversy unfolding on college campuses like Yale and Mizzou in an appearance on the Kelly File Thursday night and called it what it is.

Zachary Leshin of CNS News provides a partial transcript:

Dershowitz: ‘The Fog of Fascism Is Descending Quickly Over Many...

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More Mizzou Madness: Prof Under Fire Over Exam Outrage

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:15pm 11/11/2015 at 6:15pm

The Mizzou clown show continued today with the online flogging and ensuing resignation of Dr. Dale Brigham, a professor in the university’s Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Department.

Breaking News from a local NBC affiliate tells me that Brigham’s resignation was not accepted by the university. We’re waiting for more details.

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Not even MSNBC knows what the hell just happened at Mizzou

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 1:13pm 11/10/2015 at 1:13pm

On this morning’s episode of Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and his fellow panelists dove deep into the University of Missouri race controversy, focusing on the forced resignations of university president Tom Wolfe and chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. During the discussion, Scarborough did the unthinkable, and asked the question we’ve all been...

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Mizzou’s President, Chancellor Resign — But It Won’t Be “Enough”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8:30am 11/10/2015 at 8:30am

As a result of protests that included a hunger strike by a graduate student and the pressure of a threatened boycott by members of the football team, President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin of the University of Missouri announced their resignations yesterday. The protests occurred after a series...

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Learning about apocalyptic jihad

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11:00am 5/17/2015 at 11:00am

On the first weekend in May I attended a conference held in Boston entitled “GenerationCaliphate: Apocalyptic Hopes, Millennial Dreams and Global Jihad.”

The conference was organized by Richard Landes, millennial scholar, inventor of the term “Pallywood,” blogger at The Augean Stables, exposer of the suspect nature of the claims about al Durah’s...

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Stanford Prof: Send Syrian Refugees to Detroit

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:00am 5/15/2015 at 7:00am

I don’t know what should be done with refugees from Syria but this proposal from Stanford professor David Laitin seems like cruel and unusual punishment.

CBS News of Detroit:

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Oberlin College refused to dismiss protesting students’ failing grades

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 29, 2014 at 5:30pm 12/29/2014 at 5:30pm

Kids these days.

Students who neglected their studies to protest the Michael Brown grand jury decision were disappointed when their appeal to the administration for special accommodations during finals was rejected.

According to Fox News Cleveland:

Over 1,300 Oberlin students signed a petition for college administrators asking for understanding and “alternative modes of...

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Pioneering University HIV/AIDS researcher sacked over accurate but politically incorrect court testimony

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 26, 2014 at 7:15pm 5/26/2014 at 7:15pm
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The attacks on a University of Virginia law professor for expressing legal views not in keeping with the views of some LGBT activists and much of the political establishment has created a stir in legal academia.

In Jamaica, a somewhat analogous case is developing regarding a recently retired professor who was fired from his...

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Socialists attempt to appropriate Memorial Day for political ends

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:42pm 5/26/2012 at 1:42pm

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend while remembering the sacrifices of those who gave their lives to defend America and freedom.

It seems the neo-socialists don’t want to feel left out during this weekend of patriotism and honoring the fallen. Liberation News, the “newspaper for the party of socialism and liberation,”...

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