Monthly Archives: January 2009

Airman First Class Critical of Pictures of Fallen and Tally of K.I.A.

I received this e-mail from a U.S. air force serviceperson. I have removed his e-mail address and current duty station but he is not deployed overseas. I subsequently received a “Recall” request of the e-mail. I was unaware that the “Recall” … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of the Culture Wars: Publication Date Update

I was told by Roger Chapman, the distinguished editor of the Encyclopedia of the Culture Wars, that the original publication date of December 2008 has been extended. Additional entries reflecting the new era of Barack Hussein Obama were being added to the … Continue reading

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John May Questions Teaching Philosophy

From: John May [mailto:xxx@yahoo.com] Sent: Fri 1/23/2009 7:45 AM To: Kirstein, Peter N. Subject: Teaching Philosophy and Raison D’être in being a professor Professor Kirstein After reading your “Teaching Philosophy and Raison D’être” I am confused. You state that “I … Continue reading

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Dr Norman Finkelstein Article on Gaza Slaughter

  This is an analysis of the twenty-three day Israel assualt on the Gazan enclave in which 400 children were killed and a total of 1300 Palestinian civilians died. It is ironic that the world focuses on stopping Hamas’s access … Continue reading

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Campus Watch Disputes Charge of “McCarthyism.”

Campus Watch, the brainchild of former Bush administration official Daniel Pipes, has once again claimed I misrepresent their mission and raison d’être in a recent post. This is the unexpurgated “correction” of this academic-policing organisation followed by my response: Setting … Continue reading

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Why is it the “K” Word? Just Call It Keynesianism.

The economic bailout package of the Bush-Obama presidencies is pure Keynesian economics. Yet no one calls it that since the Laffer Curve simplistic macroeconomic nonsense of the Reagan Era which postulated tax cuts ALONE stimulate economic activity and greater revenues. John … Continue reading

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Campus Watch Returns With Another List of Back to the Future McCarthyism

Campus Watch is “Watching.” Campus Watch, one of the New McCarthyism’s most egregious excesses, continues to list academics and other critics of its barnstorming, ideological-cleansing crusade against academic freedom. In its latest efforts in “Setting the Record Straight,” Daniel Pipes’s … Continue reading

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John Pilger Also Questions the Academy’s Silence Over Israel Assualt on Gaza’s Educational Institutions

It is most disturbing that a nuclear power can destroy intentionally an educational system of an impoverished people and in particular its institutions of higher learning with virtually little protest from “western” academic leaders. Cardinal Renato Martino John Pilger in … Continue reading

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