Monthly Archives: September 2007

Professor Peter N. Kirstein Iran Television Interview on YouTube

This video is posted on YouTube which contains two excerpts of commentary on the Israel-Lebanon War of July-August 2006 and United States imperialism. The interview took place in Chicago, Illinois in March 2007 and the tape was sent to London … Continue reading

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A Contrarian View of My Criticism of President Lee Bollinger

While “leftie” is not my choice of ideological labeling–I guess it comes with the culture wars–see College Freedom blog that articulated a different view on the efficacy of university presidents who interject partisan commentary to affect political discourse on a … Continue reading

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Lee Bollinger v. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Friend or Foe of Academic Freedom?

It is an open question to be sure but I think it is arguable that when a president interjects herself or himself into a campus conversation on a major geopolitical event, it threatens academic freedom by creating an official position … Continue reading

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Iranian President Ahmadinejad Insulted by Columbia University President Lee Bollinger

President Ahmadinejad in his much anticipated speech at Columbia this afternoon, stated the Holocaust did occur but that research on this and any other topic should not be silenced. I agree. He was asked repeatedly why should reseach on the … Continue reading

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Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Leaves for New York

This is the report from Iran sources on his journey to America and the United Nations’s General Assembly fall session. I find it interesting that “liberals” who persecuted Dr Norman Finkelstein, Dr El Haj, Dr Juan Cole, Drs Mearsheimer and … Continue reading

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Columbia University Courageously Allows Iran President Ahmadinejad to Speak

Columbia University which has been under a vicious attack from radical extremists who wish to prevent debate over Israeli occupation of Palestine or even a discussion that would criticise Israel, is finally beginning to fight back. President Lee Bollinger, a … Continue reading

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Steven Plaut: Kindly Offer a Correction in Attribution of An Article I Did NOT Write

David Horowitz, a serious critic of higher education, persists in publishing via Steven Plaut ad hominem crusades against progressive academicians who oppose Israeli colonialism, apartheid and expansionism. Professor Plaut rails against professors who contravene his ethnocentric Zionism. He has even … Continue reading

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Chicago Tribune Calls for Dismissal of S.I.U. Disgraced President Glenn Poshard

This is a link to Friday’s editorial in the Chicago Tribune calling for this disgrace to academia, Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard, to resign his position. Excerpts from editorial: “Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard has a simple plan … Continue reading

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Mr Glenn Poshard: A Serial Plagiarist Should Resign from S.I.U. Presidency

Glenn Poshard, the president of Southern Illinois University system, despite more charges of academic cheating and misconduct, continues to keep his $300,000 a year position. Not only did he plagiarise his doctoral dissertation and then try unsuccessfully to engage a … Continue reading

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Three Who Dared by Defying September 11: (Susan Sontag, Ward Churchill, Richard Berthold)

The late Susan Sontag was vilified for this brilliant analysis of the meaning of September 11, 2001. This was her essay in The New Yorker that dared to suggest that September 11 was a response to previous acts of American … Continue reading

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A Paean to Ward Churchill and The “August” Inquisition That Fired Him

Tom Mayer, a professor of sociology, at the University of Colorado was one of the strongest advocates for academic freedom prior to the July 24, 2007 firing of a tenured full professor, Ward Churchill. His poem appeared in the C.U. … Continue reading

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Steven Plaut’s Incapacity in Rendering Impartial Judgment and Rational Discourse: A FrontPageMag Writer

One of David Horowitz’s favourite writers for FrontPageMag.com is Steven Plaut. While Mr Horowitz is the nation’s leading conservative critic of higher education, I think Professor Plaut finds it difficult to engage in academic argumentation. John Wilson has commented on … Continue reading

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Settlement or Not: These Brilliant Dr Norman G. Finkelstein Books Cannot be BURNED or Author Silenced

DePaul University: “Professor Finkelstein is a prolific scholar and an outstanding teacher.” The “reality” is in the United States of America there is only the canon that confers honours on its partisans. Dr Finkelstein was determined to present a dissenting … Continue reading

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Provost Helmut Epp e-mail Notification of Dr Finkelstein Settlement: Justice and Academic Freedom for Mehrene Larudee Must be Protected

Photo courtesy of A.P. via Chicago Sun-Times I had already published the full statement in previous post! Provost Epp’s link is not valid but the statement is on DePaul University’s website and here below. —-Original Message—– From: Academic Affairs [mailto:AcadAffairs@depaul.edu] … Continue reading

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Settlement Reached In Doctor Norman G. Finkelstein Case: Yet Do not Forget Mehrene Larudee!

September 05, 2007 Joint statement of Norman Finkelstein and DePaul University on their tenure controversy and its resolution. Norman Finkelstein and DePaul University issued the following statement today in connection with the resolution of their dispute over the University’s denial … Continue reading

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