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Why the Campus Protests Happened Now

May 16th, 2024 | 14 min read

By Onsi A. Kamel

This essay is not a defense of the pro-Palestine protests which have swept U.S. universities in recent weeks. But it is an attempt to render them coherent to those who find them unintelligible, and it is a defense of the cause for which they are protesting.

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Onsi A. Kamel

Onsi A. Kamel is a PhD student in Philosophy and Religion at Princeton University. His writing has appeared in First Things, Ad Fontes, and Mere Orthodoxy.