Posted on | June 13, 2014 | 36 Comments
You have to wonder sometimes how the intelligentsia have been able to maintain the myth of their superiority for so long, and how much longer they can keep it up in the face of overwhelming evidence contradicting this myth. For example, the American Studies Association (ASA) boycott campaign against Israel is led by New York University Professor Lisa Duggan, whose expertise is non-existent:
Duggan’s academic specialties are modern U.S. cultural, social and political history; history of gender and sexuality; and lesbian and gay studies. One course of hers at NYU is called “Queer Historiographies and Constructions of Whiteness in the United States.” Her claim to fame: Inventing the word “homonormativity” to explain how many gays now want to mimic straight people, in terms of “domesticity and consumption.”
This academic fraud can no more claim to be an expert on Mideast policy than any random person you might find on a subway train in Manhattan, and yet she is accepted as a leader of the anti-Israel movement, perhaps because anyone who hates Israel is acceptable.