st_protest-420x0.jpgThe Anti-Defamation Commission in Victoria, recently issued a report claiming anti-Semitism and fear on campuses in Victoria Australia. However, the report can be criticized on methodological grounds for how the survey of students was conducted, and the disputed terminology and other material on which the report is based.
Whether or not campus politics can be compared to gross anti-Semitism needs to be carefully tested as a hypothesis. A careful, non-partisan approach is needed in order to unpack the rhetoric, emotions, and perceptions that surround campus politics and probably, the experience of hearing challenging opinions in the classroom.
See my article, published in Galus Australis