Monthly Archives: October 2007

EXCLUSIVE: Dr Mehrene Larudee Loses Tenure Appeal With Review Board Committee

  Professor Larudee, assistant professor of international studies This is a press release from the DePaul University Academic Freedom Committee.  {Note: I received this press release on October 31, 2007. The press release neglected to state directly that Dean Chuck Suchar, College of … Continue reading

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5th Anniversary E-mail to Cadet Kurpiel: Air Force Colonel Responds at Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society

On October 27, I presented a paper, “The ‘War on Terror’ as Threat to America: Academic Freedom and Suppressing Dissent” at the biennial international conference of I.U.S. At these conferences one does not actually present a paper but a chair … Continue reading

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“Pictures At an Exhibition:” Israel Has Nukes? and Academic Freedom at West Point

The Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society conference at Chicago’s venerable Palmer House was certainly a different venue from my usual academic forays: At dinner Friday night October 26, 2007, I am seated next to Dafna Shaked, an Israeli scholar from … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Links Blog on Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Conference

The Wall Street Journal, the newspaper of internationalism, non-preemption and progressive cultural relativism linked my posting on the I.U.S. conference at the weekend. It appears at the bottom of their article. It is curious that the article on professor warriors, … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein On War and Academic Freedom at Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society

I will present a paper at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society biennial international conference on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at the venerable Palmer House in Chicago’s Loop. These are the participants, of whom some are civilian but many … Continue reading

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S.I.U. Edwardsville Faculty Senate Seeks Resignation of Plagiarist President Glenn Poshard

While the Carbondale campus of Southern Illinois University seems to lack a sense of academic integrity in its refusal to demand the firing or resignation of a fraudulent president, the Edwardsville campus has brought honour and distinction to itself. The … Continue reading

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Disgraced S.I.U. Fraudulent Plagiarist, President Glenn Poshard: A Teachable Moment

Glenn Poshard claims he was ignorant that a dissertation should not be plagiarised!! This semester I am teaching two courses with considerable research components.  One course is called “Capitalism, Socialism & Social Justice,” and the other is a Senior Seminar: “War, Free … Continue reading

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MP3 Downloads of University of Chicago Academic Freedom Conference Available

See DePaul University Academic Freedom Committee student website for downloads. Or click on the Listen Now links below. It were DePaul University students, in the tradition of the Free Speech Movement and Students for a Democratic Society, that galvanised and propelled the staging … Continue reading

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Ron Grossman Calls John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt’s book “Anti-Semitism:” Letter Not Published

I sent this letter to the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, October 7, 2007 that has not appeared. I believe the reporter publicly owes the authors an apology for this hateful and unseemly example of biased attack-dog reportage. Also there is … Continue reading

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Neve Gordon Says Criticism of Israel Allowed in Israel not the U.S.

Anecdotally it has been widely known, due to the Israel Lobby’s stultifying efforts to  cripple democracy and free speech,  that it is easier for an academic to criticise Israel in Israel than  in the terrorist, sham-democracy of America. Professor Neve … Continue reading

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Glenn Poshard Plagiarism Scandal Erupts Into “Correction” All is Forgiven Stage

  The Chicago Tribune has reported that the great academic fraud, President Glenn Poshard, can retain his position as president of the Southern Illinois University system. Even though a faculty committee verified that the president’s doctoral dissertation was plagiarised and … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Academic Freedom Event at University of Chicago

In Defense of Academic Freedom 12 October 2007 – 2:00pm – 7:00 pm Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 Featuring: Dr. Akeel Bilgrami, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy and Director of The Heyman Center, Columbia … Continue reading

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Cliopatria: A Group Blog of Historians Links my Iran TV Interview

Cliopatria, which is a blog carried on George Mason University’s History News Network, linked my YouTube video that contained two interviews on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Jame Jam network. Cliopatria is a frequented weblog for those interested in commentary on … Continue reading

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David Horowitz Presents a New Category: “Attacking America” on Foreign Media”

David Horowitz, a leading conservative critic– some would say provocateur– of higher education has for several years published a DiscovertheNetworks website allegedly linking all the progressives to some type of conspiratorial cabal. Through graphs, subheadings and other categorisations, a Fifth Column … Continue reading

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War Hero and America’s Finest: Lieutenant Watada On Trial Again

The great American army officer, Lt Ehren Watada, who refused to deply to the colonialist, racist war in Iraq, was originally tried in February 2007  until the judge declared a mistrial. In October a kangaroo court attempted to try him for … Continue reading

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Weekend Musings and Dreams: Marx’s Thesis on Feuerbach

Karl Marx (1818-1883) XI Thesis on Feuerbach “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”  Ludwig Feuerbach had a significant impact on Marx’s critique of religion. The transformational criticism of Feuerbach … Continue reading

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Student Finds “Offensive” Website Link to Americans K.I.A. in Iraq

On my website I have included for several years a link to an image from the Washington Post of two American soldiers that were killed in the Sunni town of Ramadi in Iraq.  This is a link to my website … Continue reading

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Senator Barack Obama Speaks at DePaul University on Iraq War and Nuclear Arms Control

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama A New Beginning Tuesday, October 2, 2007 Chicago, IL Thank you, Ted. Ted Sorensen has been counselor to a President in some of our toughest moments, and he has helped define our national purpose at … Continue reading

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Israel Slaughter of American Sailors on U.S.S. Liberty Finally Proven by Chicago Tribune

While most have known that the destruction by Israel of the U.S.S. Liberty in the Eastern Mediterranean during the 1967 Israel-Arab Six-Day War, was a deliberate act of terrorism, John Crewdson has painstakingly reconstructed the event and concluded that this … Continue reading

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Stanley Fish Agrees: Lee Bollinger Should not Have Attacked Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University in New York on Monday,  September 24, 2007. I have argued that Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, should not have preceded the Iranian president with such a hostile and denunciatory introduction. Not all … Continue reading

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General Peter Pace: Disgraceful Chair of Joint Chiefs Forced Out

  Peter Pace was the first marine corps general to be chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Today he is gone and replaced by Navy Adm. Mike Mullen. I believe General Pace was a disgrace to the military and … Continue reading

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