Monthly Archives: February 2008

“Encountering” Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village: N.Y.U. to Fourth Street

Before my presentation at New York University’s “Freedoms at Risk Conference” on February 23, I looked for Bob Dylan’s place at 161 West Fourth Street. I walked out of the Kimmel Center at Washington Square, turned left and headed west on fourth … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein Remarks at New York University Academic Freedom Conference, February 23, 2008

  N.Y.U. Freedoms at Risk Conference: Indeed many freedoms are at risk!  I am very flattered that President Jenny Shen and Student Relations Chair Matt Van Auken of the College of Arts and Science Student Council have given me the opportunity … Continue reading

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Campus Watch–the New McCarthyism Denounces Academic Freedom Conferences on campuses such as N.Y.U.

I will be posting my remarks at the New York University Freedoms at Risk academic freedom  conference. I was honoured to follow directly Professor Zachary Lockman, the dynamic past president of the Middle East Studies Association and intrepid supporter of academic freedom.  Daniel Pipes … Continue reading

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New York University Academic Freedom Conference Participants

NYU College of Arts and Science Student Council presents: Freedoms at Risk Conference Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. NYU Kimmel Center for Student Life 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 FIRST NATIONAL TEACH-IN ON … Continue reading

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CriticalThinking update on Univ. of Colorado Presidency, “Islamofascism Week II” and N.Y.U. Academic Freedom Conference

I received this press release from DefendCriticalThinking.org although I did some substantive as well as style editing: Academic Freedom is Not Free: Resist Its Enemies!! ACT IMMEDIATELY. THE REGENTS ARE SCHEDULED TO VOTEN SELECTION OF A NEW C.U. PRESIDENT  ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, THE SAME … Continue reading

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Kirstein to appear at N.Y.U. College of Arts and Science Student Council “Freedoms at Risk Conference”

Freedoms at Risk Conference and Teach-In Saturday, February 23, 2008 Kimmel 4th Floor-Eisner and Lubin Auditorium 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. The CAS Student Council is proud to announce our biggest event of the semester: the First National Teach-In on Freedoms at … Continue reading

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Senators Obama, Clinton, McCain: Your Silence on Gun Control is Defeaning

  Are these darlings really worthy of our love?? I am struck by the fact that this violent nation does not address gun control. The killings at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb has revealed the typical dearth of courage. Where is … Continue reading

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Smash the Empire: America the Racist, Lover of War and Violence

Dear Super Patriots: Kindly put this in your pipe and smoke it. Mr Bush’s 2009 budget includes $588 billion for the war budget to kill, dominate and destroy non-white peoples throughout the world and to contain the terrible radical, non-white, Islamic … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein to Speak at New York University on Academic Freedom

It appears that a student movement is emerging that recognises the burgeoning, immoral purge of progressive faculty  represents a clear and present danger to quality education in the United States. The new McCarthyism eviscerates their educational right to be exposed … Continue reading

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Part II Excerpts: Professor Kirstein Remarks at DePaul University Academic Freedom Conference

These are the remainder of my remarks that were delivered at the stirring DePaul University Academic Freedom Conference on February 2, 2008. I replicate the conclusion that appeared in the first portion of my remarks but have added the content on Mister … Continue reading

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Excerpts: Professor Kirstein Presentation at DePaul University Academic Freedom Conference

  It is a privilege to be on this panel at this distinguished gathering of academic freedom experts and to have an opportunity to address the topic: “Academic Freedom and the Way Forward.” The way forward will not be easy because … Continue reading

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Karl Marx on Religion and Hegel’s Philosophy of Right

Dr Karl Marx and quotation from The Communist Manifesto (1848). In the only issue of the Paris-based Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher, appeared a monumental series of articles by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. This 1844 momentous publication included Marx’s Letter to Feuerbach, On the … Continue reading

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