S #10 - academic responsibility - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • dana
    • 06.08.07 | 18:25 (IDT)

    "Not the stupid Brits, nor you and your American friends have the common sense to leave the Israeli academics out of politics!!" (S) Why should 'academics" be left out of politics? academia is political by its very nature, because the work there is supported usually by state resources - or occasionally private grants. In return for an opportunity and the privilege to pursue academic subjects (including many not immediately practical ones for example), it is generally expected that academics - even those from sciences and engineering - will repay society's largess by contribute to debates and public policy matters. I have every expectation that we should be hearing from those members of Israel's universities on something as significant as credentialing a university for no reason other than forming a presence on confiscated/stolen land. Who but them to pipe in? It's their responsibility. "For your Christ`s sake stop this nonsense!!!" (S) My christ? what makes him/it so?

    from the article: A visit to the jungle
    First published 00:00 06.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.08.07
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