Cravatts has written two different versions of this editorial in the last week but he keeps mangling ASA president Marez's quote. Most university professors and I believe most newspapers fact check quotes, so I am surprised he keeps getting by with this. He turns turns one sentence that is actually the words of the New York Times reporter into a direct quote from Marez. Then he cuts the rest of the three sentences that follow down to 5 words to create a misleading effect. The original NTY story of record on-line shows the whole, undistorted quote: “He argued that the United States has “a particular responsibility to answer the call for boycott because it is the largest supplier of military aid to the state of Israel.” While acknowledging that the same could be said of a number of oppressive governments, past and present, he said that in those countries, civil society groups had not asked his association for a boycott, as Palestinian groups have.” It's also the case that the US sanctions many nations, not Israel and "singles" the nation out itself by not taking any action when it would in other cases. Boycotts are a peaceful way of responding to what has been an intractable political problem. It is pretty pathetic to try to smear an organization by manufacturing a misleading quote.