The Edge Effect

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Juan Cole Leaving Ann Arbor?

I hadn't realized it, but Juan Cole is apparently being wooed by Yale. It would be a shame for UM to lose him, but I don't really know what his situation in the History department here is like. Maybe it would be better, and presumably he would maintain his incredible blog.

Sadly though, it looks like some wingnuts have opened a smear campaign aimed at preventing the job offer from ever happening. The charge is basically that Cole's criticism of the neoconservative movement is antisemitic. Nasty business.