Howler of the Month (archive)
"We really idolize somebody like Leila Khaled, somebody who actually stands up for herself, speaks for herself, actually goes to a plane and hijacks it."
Rabab Abdulhadi, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies and Senior Scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, commenting on convicted Palestinian terrorist/hijacker Leila Khaled. Quoted in "Zoom Denies Service for Controversial Panel Featuring Leila Khaled"; Goldengatexpress.org, September 22, 2020. (link to source)
We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)
"Some of us came into history precisely to escape the passions of the moment, to gain the breadth of outlook that comes with a deeper historical perspective. We understand, as many of our contemporaries seem not to, that importing modern agendas into the study of the past makes us worse historians, less able to understand the past in its own terms."
James Hankins, Professor of History at Harvard University, on the difficulties faced by history graduate students who resist the trendy methodologies and political ideologies that dominate the discipline. In "How to Renew Traditional Historical Studies in Graduate School"; the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, August 19, 2020. (link to source)
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