Andrew Pessin is a Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College and Campus Bureau Editor of the Algemeiner, with current research interests in Jewish philosophy, Zionism, anti-Zionism, and antisemitism, and with a particular interest in campus anti-Zionism and antisemitism. In addition, he has published two novels, including most recently The Irrationalist, a historical murder mystery based on the tragic life and mysterious death of the famous philosopher René Descartes. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree from Yale University. For more information on him or his work, visit