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A.J. Caschetta
A. J. Caschetta is a principal lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a fellow at Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum.
by | Jan 4, 2023

Last year was a bad year for academia. Every week, the Chronicle for Higher Education documented faculty disillusionment, student anxiety, staff burnout, and the lingering censorial snitch culture that thrives on COVID. Yes, 2022 was full of high-profile disappointments, from…

by | Nov 30, 2022

Abandoning almost all pretenses of scholarly inquiry and academic rigor, Arizona State University opened a new center this fall semester dedicated to telling the story of Muslims in America. Called the Center of Muslim Experience in the US (CME-US), it…

by | Apr 5, 2022

Last year I asked if scientists were more valuable to the anti-Israel BDS movement than Middle East studies and English professors. Judging by the emergence of one prominent scientist to a leadership position in the movement, the answer is no. George…

by | Dec 26, 2021

Birzeit University in Ramallah has produced some of the Palestinians’ most famous and deadly terrorists, and the school unabashedly praises them. So when Brown University’s Beshara Doumani became the fifth president (and first American) to lead the school, expectations were…

by | Dec 3, 2021

Like his former boss Barack Obama, Joe Biden began his presidency by using the executive branch to treat his critics as “domestic terrorists.” When it comes to counterterrorism, the Biden administration is proving to be the third Obama term. Within…

by | Oct 11, 2021

Reinvigorated by the Biden administration’s catastrophic foreign policy failures, the global Islamist movement is now emboldened to a degree not seen since the Soviet departure from Afghanistan in 1989. This new triumphalism was on display on October 2 when a…

by | Sep 17, 2021

The State Department motto, “Diplomacy In Action,” has always seemed vainglorious, and after seven months of Joe Biden at the helm, a rebranding seems in order. In light of the amateurish job it played in evacuating Afghanistan, a more accurate…

by | Aug 29, 2021

When the governors of Texas and Mississippi relaxed state mask mandates in March of this year, Joe Biden accused them of Neanderthal thinking, yet when it comes to the real Neanderthals, the “Tol-ee-bon” (as Biden infuriatingly pronounces it), he’s ready…

by | Aug 4, 2021

Many casual observers of the cultural war were caught by surprise when wokeism seemed to have sprung from nowhere during the annus horribilis that was 2020. Others recognized that it had been percolating on college campuses for years. This has…

by | Jun 25, 2021

Proof that groupthink reigns supreme in academia came last month as hundreds of academic departments released statements and thousands of individual professors signed open letters “in solidarity with the Palestinian people.” Following 11 days of war between Hamas and Israel,…

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