Originally published under the title, "BDS Fail: Score One for Academic Freedom." In the United States, it has been a good week for defending principles of academic freedom, freedom of speech and freedom of artistic expression. Efforts to prevent the

Originally published under the title, "BDS Fail: Score One for Academic Freedom."

Seventy-one percent of students at Bowdoin College, an undergraduate liberal arts school in Maine, voted against a resolution calling for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel in a May 6 referendum.

Jeffrey Herf is a professor of History at the University of Maryland-College Park and a fellow at the Middle East Forum. His recent works include: Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (2009) and The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust (2006).