Cinnamon Stillwell has a piece in American Thinker and Campus Watch which exposes what masquerades as education at UCLA when it comes to Israel. Once again, the star of this show is Professor James Gelvin. He is part of that corps of Israel-haters in the UC chain of campuses that feel their goal is to convince all their students that Israel is the big bad wolf in a sea of little piggies called the Middle East.
At any rate, here is a report on Gelvin's class syllabus and his negative judgment on two assigned writers, Alan Dershowitz and Jimmy Carter, which this "teaching professional" puts right on his course syllabus.
"Be sure to borrow or buy used copies of the Dershowitz and Carter books. I'll be damned if either of those two poseurs get a dime in royalties from my course."
No, Gelvin didn't blurt that out after a couple of brews at Barney's Beanery in Westwood Village. This is on his course syllabus, be Jeezus! You talk about professionalism!!
And then there is this gem, in which Gelvin claims that he is not using his classroom as a soapbox.
" In response to the emergence of academic watchdogs, he claimed in 2003 that "[w]hat really irks those guys is that I don't use my classroom for political purposes, and thus my lectures don't advance their political agenda."
Right. And UC Irvine professor, peace maker, and noted rocker, Mark LeVine, is not anti-Israel.