On April 29, the Editorial Board of the Harvard Crimson published an editorial endorsing the B*D*S movement (I try not to spell out the term too often—a small effort to minimize some of the backlash such mentions can provoke, ranging from the merely negative to the obscene and threatening).
The subject is so toxic, and the anti-Israelism so virulent, that it takes true bravery to respond. But this editorial was so wrong-headed, in so many ways, that it demanded responses.
Here are some of the best I’ve encountered:
- “I Am a Crimson Editor, and I Stand with Israel” by Natalie L. Kahn (The Crimson)
- To the Editor: From Six Crimson Alumni In Regard to B*D*S
- “Open Letter of Dissent” (from additional Crimson alumni)
- “At Harvard, Facts Are for Losers” by Dara Horn (Common Sense)