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Academic Chaos: Mutharika a Threat to Education in Malawi

Education is the key to success so goes the adage. However, this adage seems to go the other way round in the country. Students are spending decades of years to acquire a 4 or 5 years degree. 748 more words


Prevent Strategy, Put Simply

By Senior Campaign Agent Alasdair Fraser

The Government’s Prevent strategy, part of its broader CONTEST counter-terrorism policy, was developed under New Labour and reviewed under the coalition with an aim to “prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.” The strategy and its implementation have been criticised as “Islamophobic,” divisive, and counterproductive. 678 more words

Politics Put Simply

Defend Academic Freedom at Warwick

This is the script of what I hoped to deliver today (10th May) to a UCU meeting called to oppose the University of Warwick management’s proposal to reform Statute 24, and specifically the University’s procedures for Disciplinary, Grievance, Redundancy and Removal for Incapacity on Medical Grounds for Academic Staff. 2,701 more words

Illinois peeps, check out - A New Battleground Over Political Correctness: Duke Divinity School

A professor of Catholic theology stepped down after sending an email criticizing a colleague for holding a session on how to combat racism….. via NYT Education http://ift.tt/2q1xFOD


Is persecution the purpose?

Last week, Rebecca Tuvel, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, had her recent article in Hypatia, ‘In Defence of Transracialism’, denounced in an open letter signed by several professional scholars (among others). 634 more words

Current Events

On being woke

I need to come up with a new name or new tag for this series. Maybe “grad-school bullshit”?

In any case, I coincidentally followed up some reading on the philosophy / transracial / transgender / dogpile-on-someone-not-perceived-as-woke story that has gone viral now that… 279 more words


Israel's New Cultural War of Aggression

A Small Battleground in a Large Culture War


A few weeks ago my book Palestine’s Horizon: Toward a Just Peace was published by Pluto in Britain. 1,021 more words