A subject “simply too controversial for the university”

July 11, 2011 | 3

As noted on Arts & Letters Daily, Yale’s decision to shutter its Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism raises the question, “Where does scholarship end and advocacy begin?”

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  1. Hate to be the pedantic little sh*t on this one, but “begs the question” is misused with such regularity that one must take a stand somewhere…in this case on one of my favorite blogs.

  2. Tom: here here! I get nauseous and literally loose my mind when I peruse this site and see such nonplussed usage in this day in age.

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