In “Why the Jews?“ legal scholar Alan Dershowitz indicts South African Bishop Desmond Tutu and former president Jimmy Carter for legitimizing anti-Semitic attitudes.
Their muddying of the distinction between legitimate political criticism and illegitimate prejudice, attests Dershowitz, has had a malevolent effect on campuses worldwide:
This blurring has also affected the tone on university campuses around the world, where Tutu and Carter are particularly admired and imitated. I speak at universities and had never, until recently, heard and seen the kind of language now being directed against Jewish students and faculty who support Israel.
Dershowitz deserves credit for speaking out against this repugnant trend.