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Fred Baumann teaches Political Science at Kenyon College.

ARTICLES BY: Fred Baumann


May 12, 2017 1:18 pm
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SJP’s Blunder Exposes Its Antisemitism

I recall reading a snappy exchange in Auntie Mame, where Mame says “‘Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.’...

January 1, 2017 7:56 am
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Resolution 2334 And The Feral Pack

Most of the commentary from those rightly horrified by the American abstention on Security Council Resolution 2334 has focused either on the perfidy of the...

November 25, 2016 2:45 am
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Political Theater: Not Good for the Jews

It is a gloomy and perhaps futile business to explore in depth the causes for the inexplicable free ride that Israel-haters get on campuses. But recent...

October 14, 2016 7:03 am
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Red, Green and Brown: Communists, Islamists, Nazis — and Jews

A recent letter published in The New York Times by a certain Naomi Dann, who represents Jewish Voice for Peace and who claims to speak...

September 11, 2016 4:38 am
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The Cowardice of Decent Professors

Pro-Israel bloggers like William Jacobson and Caroline Glick have brought much attention to a fiasco at Syracuse University first reported by The Atlantic. The invitation...

August 8, 2016 7:24 am
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BDS = ‘Don’t Buy From Jews’

A paper in Santa Monica, California published a piece of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) propaganda by someone called Kelley Hayes-Riatt. There was nothing remarkable...

July 1, 2016 2:33 am
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The Conditioned Reflex

For those of us watching the rising tide of antisemitism, a tide which is slowly seeping in even over American shores, the problem of how...

June 1, 2016 6:16 am
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Intellectual Antisemites and the Left

The great 20th century German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s antisemitism is an old problem. The 2014 publication of his private Black Notebooks re-awoke it. In them...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Pro-Israel University of Maryland Professor Dismissed After Complaining of ...

A Jewish professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) who was dismissed months after complaining of facing religious discrimination plans...

Israel

Israel Moves to Prevent Palestinian Authority From Joining Interpol

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his country's Foreign Ministry to increase its efforts to prevent the Palestinian Authority (PA) from joining the international police organization Interpol. The Palestinian...

Middle East

Iraqi Kurds Vote in Independence Referendum

JNS.org - The Kurdish region of Iraq commenced a historic referendum on Monday, allowing some five million Iraqi Kurds to vote on the creation of an independent state of Kurdistan. Kurdish...

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