Anti-Semitic Bigots at Oxford and Elsewhere

Every ranking of the world’s higher educational institutions puts Oxford University at or near the top. This internationally renowned institution is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, existing in some form since 1096.  The university, with its dreamy spires, prides itself on its traditional role as an international focus for learning and as a forum for intellectual debate. Oxford numbers among its alumni numerous outstanding persons in politics, literature, mathematics, science, philosophy, and sport. Among them are 26 prime ministers, including the present one, David Cameron, and 27 Nobel Laureates. Oxford is now facing a test of intellectual integrity as a result of an investigation of anti-Semitism on the part of students who are members of the Oxford University Labour Club, linked to the British Labour Party. The issue began when a non-Jewish student named Alex Chalmers resigned as co-chair of the club, alleging that many members of the Club...(Read Full Article)