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Vassar Disorientation Guide urges students to “Slap a Zionist”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 4:30pm 9/2/2018 at 4:30pm

Students at numerous schools have created a “Disorientation Guide” to be distributed to incoming first-year students to offset official Orientation Guides.

A Disorientation Guide (full copy embedded at bottom of post)(pdf.) was just distributed at Vassar College, and it was loaded with anti-Israel, pro-BDS invective.

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Vassar Prof: Media, Universities Should Refuse to Host Unpopular and Offensive Speakers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 8:00am 6/27/2018 at 8:00am

Professor Jacobson gave a talk on free speech at Vassar last year which almost didn’t happen because he became the target of a smear campaign. So it’s hardly surprising to hear this coming from a Vassar prof.

The College Fix reports:

Philosophy prof: media, universities should refuse to host unpopular and offensive speakers

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Book Review: Anti-Zionism on Campus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9NUFo75lqw
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 28, 2018 at 6:00pm 5/28/2018 at 6:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9NUFo75lqw

The demonization and delegitimization of Israel and bigotry directed toward Jewish faculty, staff, and students is increasing at dramatic rates on university and college campuses.

In these supposedly intellectual spaces, virulently anti-Israel “scholars” and student-activists connected to, and supportive of, the global BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement regularly:

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USC law professor Michael Simkovic’s absurd attack on me for defending campus free speech

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-kcaltv/3756306-expert-breaks-down-effects-of-gop-tax-plan/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:00pm 4/30/2018 at 9:00pm
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-kcaltv/3756306-expert-breaks-down-effects-of-gop-tax-plan/

Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports website, run by U. Chicago law professor Brian Leiter, isn’t a high traffic site, but it does have a following among people interested in the law professor profession.

So it is not surprising that some Legal Insurrection readers also read Leiter’s website. Several of those readers contacted...

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Deep State Desperation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:00pm 12/16/2017 at 8:00pm

I appeared recently on The Dangerous Thinkers Podcast with Teri O’Brien.

We covered a number of topics, but the launching point was my October 12, 2017, 9th Anniversary post, Legal Insurrection is 9 years old, and filled with dread:

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For this selfie, I stood accused of cultural “appropriation”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 8:00pm 12/10/2017 at 8:00pm

An excellent Open Letter to the President of the Vassar College from a Vassar alumnus, published in the student newspaper, is a must read as to what happened when I spoke at Vassar on “hate speech” and free speech. President Elizabeth Bradley’s response is here.

That letter exchange was the subject of...

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Alum to Vassar College President: “You owe Professor Jacobson a public apology”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:15pm 12/4/2017 at 9:15pm

My appearance at Vassar College on October 25 to lecture on “hate speech” and free speech continues to reverberate.

For background, see my USA Today Op-Ed: My pro-free speech views made me a target at Vassar College, as well as these posts at Legal Insurrection:

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Report: Majority of Americans Reject Political Correctness, Leftist Intolerance of Speech

https://twitter.com/GillianNBC/status/826982753879019520
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/7/2017 at 1:00pm
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Here at LI, we’ve covered the increasing, alarming, and widespread leftist intolerance for free speech in this country.  The radical left has decided and worked diligently to spread the dangerous notion that any ideas they deem offensive or objectionable should not be expressed, and if they are, there is the growing...

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USA Today Op-Ed: My pro-free speech views made me a target at Vassar College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 9:30am 11/5/2017 at 9:30am

I have an Op-Ed today at USA Today on the campaign by student activists at Vassar College to shut down my lecture on “hate speech” and free speech, based on fabricated claims that my appearance posed a danger to student safety.

You can read these two posts for background:

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Vassar activists: Free Speech rights invalid “in our white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist society”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:36pm 11/2/2017 at 7:36pm

Healing to Action is the Vassar College student group which organized the incitement against me by making false claims that the campus was in danger by my lecture on “hate speech” and free speech.

The fabricated claims included that I was posting event information on multiple White Nationalist websites in order to...

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Vassar hysteria over my free speech lecture was “like walking into an alternate reality”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00am 11/1/2017 at 7:00am

On Tuesday night, October 31, 2017, I appeared on the Lars Larson radio show to talk about my experience at Vassar College. See these posts for the details:

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Fewer old-time pro-free speech liberals left on campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:00am 10/31/2017 at 7:00am

I appeared on Monday evening, October 30, 2017, on the Mark Levin Show to talk about my recent experiences at Vassar College, as previously documented in these posts:

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Actual Malice at Vassar College

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:30pm 10/28/2017 at 8:30pm

I’m still trying to get my mind around the Vassar College campus reaction to my planned lecture on “hate speech” and free speech, which I wrote about in Safe Spaces and Safety Teams at Vassar College for My Lecture on Free Speech.

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff were whipped into a frenzy...

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Safe Spaces and Safety Teams at Vassar College for My Lecture on Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:20pm 10/26/2017 at 2:20pm

On October 25, 2017, I gave a speech at Vassar College on “An Examination of Hate Speech and Free Speech on College Campuses.” The main sponsor was the Vassar Conservative Libertarian Union, which also sponsored my 2014 speech at Vassar. Other sponsors were Students for Liberty and the Leadership Institute.

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Speaking at Vassar on October 25: An Examination of Hate Speech And Free Speech on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 8:15pm 10/17/2017 at 8:15pm
https://www.facebook.com/VassarVSA

We frequently cover issues related to free speech on campus, including shut-downs, shout-downs, disruptions, threats and violence.

There is a long history to this problem, and it first showed itself in attacks on Israeli, pro-Israel and Jewish speakers, as I documented in 

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Vassar College sends Thanksgiving message bashing Trump and Bannon

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/videos/news/local/2016/11/09/93546898/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 5:00pm 11/23/2016 at 5:00pm
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/videos/news/local/2016/11/09/93546898/

If you didn’t read Legal Insurrection, you might think that liberal arts Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, just north of New York City, is an island of tolerance, understanding and freedom of thought. That’s what its website says.

But since you read Legal Insurrection, you know that for the past several years...

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Vassar Election Reaction: “students gathered for an impromp­tu primal scream”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/18/2016 at 3:00pm

We’ve seen some *impressive* student reactions to the election of Donald Trump.

But the reaction of students at Vassar College appears to be our first “primal scream.”

The student newspaper reported:

By the end of election night, Vas­sar campus was filled with faces of somber disbelief. Social media outlets were flooded with indignant outcries...

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