Salem on the Thames: Moral Panic, Anti-Zionism, and the Triumph of Hate Speech at Connecticut College

Richard Landes (Author)
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Description

This compelling volume focuses on the story of Andrew Pessin, a tenured philosophy professor at Connecticut College, who was accused by students and faculty of having "directly condoned the extermination of a people" based on a deliberate misreading of his 2015 Facebook post on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Salem on the Thames captures the events as they unfolded and discusses topics such as Western sentiments concerning Israeli-Palestinian relations, academics and free speech, antisemitism and diversity on the college campus, and social media and politics. The Pessin affair offers us a case study in a tendency towards "public shaming" reminiscent of the Salem witch trials that deeply compromises the integrity of academia.

Product Details

Price
$32.95  $30.31
Publisher
Academic Studies Press
Publish Date
April 07, 2020
Pages
218
Dimensions
6.14 X 0.46 X 9.21 inches | 0.69 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781644690994

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About the Author

Richard Landes trained as a medieval historian. He specializes in messianic and apocalyptic movements, as well as shame-honor cultures and the impact of literacy on their dynamics. He has recently completed a history of the opening years of the twenty-first century, as a turning point in relations between two millennial movements: global Jihad and post-modern progressivism.