Ken Stein

Emory University Middle East studies professor Ken Stein offers up some useful advice for incoming college freshmen planning to take courses in his highly politicized field: "read the whole syllabus when you receive it the first day of class."

He provides two examples that reveal such academics' propensity for bashing Israel in lieu of teaching history. One is a University of South Carolina course titled "Middle Eastern Politics 1945-Present" in which "80 percent of the . . . content dealt with Palestine from 1945 to 1949" and the other, a "Palestinian-Israeli literature" course initially missing a syllabus that turns out to be "80 percent . . . focused on Palestinian claims against Israelis."

As Stein concludes, "Those professors had agendas."