Words of the Week: MLA Members for Scholars’ Rights

Arguing against an anti-Israel resolution that will be voted on tomorrow by members of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly, a group of scholars has prepared an extraordinarily thorough and essential document that I hope anyone who will be voting will take the time to read.

The preamble:

We are deeply committed to academic freedom of movement, the free exchange of ideas, and rigorous scholarship. Accordingly, we strongly oppose Resolution 2014-1, which fails to advance the first of these two principles in any meaningful way and which grossly violates the third principle by advancing a discriminatory agenda based on flawed information and lack of context.

For the rest, please read the full document.