Monthly Archives: February 2006

For a “Communist” America.

The term “communism” in imperial America is equated in the public imagination with the state-capitalist regimes that formed in the 20th Century in Eurasia. It is identified with atheism, which is certainly unexceptionable if one subscribes to the democratic notion … Continue reading

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David Horowitz Publishes Katherine Ernst’s Article That Criticises My Pedagogy

“Lefty Profs Exposed” By Katherine Ernst City Journal | February 23, 2006 This appeared in David Horowitz’s, Frontpagemag. com, a conservative online magazine. I am excerpting the portion of her article that mentions me. Once again, the academics’ own words … Continue reading

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Some of Horowitz 101 Respond to The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America

The Horowitz 101 speak out “What is really dangerous in this country?” February 24, 2006 | Page 9 “Socialist Worker talked to some of the professors on David Horowitz’s witch-hunt list about their reaction–and how the left should respond.” – … Continue reading

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E-mail Exchange: A Marine Lance Corporal in Iraq and Professor Kirstein

A student in my classes has a friend in Iraq. She encouraged me to e-mail him. I did and got this response. Clearly experiences in war can vary dramatically in terms of safety and stress. I presume there is always … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic Professor Fired from Wheaton College

Joshua Hochschild was fired for converting to Roman Catholicism. I often wonder how certain religious-based institutions search for the truth and yet apparently are more interested in doctrinal conformity in which the truth is a given and not an object … Continue reading

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Judy Atkins Reports on H.A.W. Conference on Iraq War (Mentions Professor Kirstein’s Paper)

Subject: Report on Historians Against the War Conference Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 22:03:03 -0500 (EST) Historians Against the War “HAW” Sponsors Unique Academic Conference Submitted by Judy Atkins February 20, 2006 Historians Against the War (HAW) held a conference … Continue reading

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“Pictures at an Exhibition”: A H.A.W. Antiwar University of Texas Conference

These are images of the panel I was on, February 18, 2006, at the University of Texas at Austin. I am on the far left :-) of the panel. If you scroll down to the second picture from the bottom, … Continue reading

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Dr Howard Zinn and H.A.W. Antiwar Conference at University of Texas

Re link: Dr Zinn is at the top right. The Historians Against the War conference at the University of Texas was a magnificent blend of scholarship and activism. This initial “report” assesses the keynote address and my first encounter with … Continue reading

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New Photos of American War Crimes: Abu Ghraib

These are photos that are purportedly derived from the newest images released recently in Australia. Scroll down the link and you will see a link to additional photos of these crimes against humanity. These images are graphic, disturbing and may … Continue reading

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David Horowitz in Historical Perspective

David Horowitz’s book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America has caused quite a stir. It has been a very hectic week as numerous members of the Horowitz 101 have contacted me. Some have been distraught, some ebullient, … Continue reading

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I.A.E.A., Iran and Israel’s W.M.D.

The I.A.E.A. decision to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council is potentially useful in reversing Iran’s nuclear weapons’ programme. Iran has not violated the N.P.T., does not have nuclear weapons, has possibly not enriched uranium 235 in any meaningful … Continue reading

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David Horowitz Believes Historians Against the War is an Unprofessional Organization

Mr Horowitz in his blog wrote this about my association with Historians Against the War. “I do single out organizations like Historians Against The War because in my view they are unprofessional and at odds with academic mission — and … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein Responds to David Horowitz’s Response to My Response to The Professors: 101 Most Dangerous Academics: Part I

While I do appreciate Mr Horowitz's generally civil tone and his willingness to consider many of my points in my first critique of his latest book, that was mostly written by his staff and downloaded from a website, Discoverthenetworks.org, I … Continue reading

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David Horowitz, Academic Freedom and the Kirstein Case: A Response to Mr Horowitz’s Response: Part II

I am pleased that Mr Horowitz has indicated that had he known about my sanctions that were widely reported in his Frontpagemag.com he would have opposed them. I take him at his word and appreciate his comment on this area. … Continue reading

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H.A.W. Conference at University of Texas: Final Programme

Historians Against the War Conference Feb. 17-19, 2006 Friday Evening Plenary, 7:00 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Howard Zinn, Boston University (retired), author and activist Andrea Smith, University of Michigan Saturday Morning Panels NOTE: One panel is scheduled for each time slot. … Continue reading

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David Horowitz and Professor Kirstein Will Exchange Views on the Iraq War

In Chicago, on the campus of St Xavier University, on March 29, 2006, David Horowitz and I will be exchanging views on the topic: The Iraq War: In the Classroom and Beyond We will be focusing on two aspects of … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein Responds to David Horowitz Book: The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America

In the introduction on p. xxiii I am included in a category of professors who were allegedly promoted in rank “far beyond [their] academic achievement.” They proffer no specific evidence for such a serious accusation. Usually the evaluation of a … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather, the Horowitz 101 Stick Together

Professor Michael Vocino, University of Rhode Island, calls me a patriot and links my teaching philosophy on his blog. I did “appropriate” the list of academics, from his blog, that are featured by David Horowitz, The Professors: The 101 Most … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Laura Ingraham: She Praises On the Cover David Horowitz, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America. (Professor Kirstein Is Included.)

On the cover of David Horowitz, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, is a promotional accolade from the conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham. In a rather harsh indictment of these professors, she praises the Horowitz book: “A … Continue reading

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David Horowitz Includes Professor Kirstein as one of 101 Most Dangerous Professors.

See a more comprehensive response to my being labeled “Dangerous” in the book that profiles leftist professors who are severely criticised by the author. Why I am described as “dangerous” is somewhat puzzling to me. After all I merely call … Continue reading

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Karl Marx and the Air Force

OrgName:USCENTAF/SCM                                                                                    OrgID:USCENT-1 Address:                                                                                Computer Support Branch                                                                        City:ShawAFB                                                                                          StateProv: SC                                                                                PostalCode: 29152 Country: US This visitor from the air force had Googled "Karl Marx theory of stratification" and I was one of the entries listed under Google. Stratification is a sociological term … Continue reading

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Kirstein to Publish in Encyclopedia of the Culture Wars

I will be writing articles on “Academic Freedom” and “J. Robert Oppenheimer,” the physicist who directed the Los Alamos Laboratory (1943-1945) leading to the development of the monstrous and indiscriminate atomic bomb. He was also persecuted for his political beliefs … Continue reading

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Maureen Dowd Critical of Mr Bush’s Energy Policy

Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, February 4, 2006 “Oilman Plays Ozone Man” The Saudi ambassador summoned me to the embassy on Thursday, across the street from the Watergate. He wanted to know if Americans were still addicted to oil. … Continue reading

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On Mr Bush’s Jan 31, 2006 State of the Union Address and Terrorism

Mr Bush’s State of the Union Address on January 31, 2006 was a disgrace. The leading advocate and proponent of international terrorism uses the term “terrorism” in a manner that utterly obfuscates the criminal action of the government. There was … Continue reading

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