Antisemitic Faculty: What Is To Be Done?

by Steven Lubet   WHAT SHOULD BE done when a respected professor is discovered circulating vile antisemitic images on social media and endorsing profoundly anti-Jewish conspiracy theories? Should the administration impose sanctions? How should the broader academic community react?  These questions have arisen in recent years on campuses across the country, most recently in the cases […]

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Visiting Trump’s America

by Dusty Sklar Discussed in this essay: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, by Arlie Russell Hochschild. The New Press, 2016, 384 pages.   THESE days, people all over the world are desperately seeking to understand the appeal that Donald Trump has for millions of Americans. To help us in […]

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Pitching Politics from the Mound

by David Spaner   SAM NAHEM was a right-handed pitcher with a lefty pitch. One day in 1948, however, Sam lost control of his pitch with Roy Campanella at the plate. It was a year after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line, and Sam, with the Philadelphia Phillies, was pitching to Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodger teammate Campanella, also one of major […]

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June 17: The Zeyde of Psychedelics

Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, who introduced MDMA (Ecstasy) to many psychologists in the 1970s, improved its synthesis, and inadvertently helped to launch one of the most popular recreational drugs in the world, was born in Berkeley on this date in 1925. Shulgin and his wife Anna discovered and compounded, and experimented and documented their experiences with […]

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