Carnegie-Mellon Revisited

On Monday, April 25th, 2005 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Click here for the September 2005 update. by CMU Faculty University communities across the United States are facing a campaign of intimidation directly threatening academic freedom. Professors at Columbia University facing charges of institutionalized anti-Semitism have been subjected to death threats, hate messages, and massive sabotage of their e-mail correspondence. Yet these charges were found to have been grounded on “no evidence” by an ad hoc faculty committee on March 31. A victim of these tactics at Columbia, Prof. Joseph

Harvard professor criticizes top scholars

On Monday, April 18th, 2005 in Beyond Chutzpah, News, The Holocaust Industry.

by Andrew Gerst and Emily Rotberg The biggest obstacles on the road to peace in Israel, Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday, do not reside in refugee camps, Israel Defense Forces outposts or Jewish settlements—but in elite university academic departments. “Anti-Semitism from the far right is largely a thing of the past,” said Dershowitz, who is also the author of The Case for Israel. “But anti-Semitism from the far left is becoming a very, very, very serious thing.”

DePaul’s Jihad against academic freedom

On Monday, April 18th, 2005 in Beyond Chutzpah, The Holocaust Industry.

DePaul University in Chicago is one of the fastest growing universities in the country. It has become the largest Catholic-affiliated university in America. Muslim and Arab students are one of the segments of DePaul’s student population that has seen the greatest increase in numbers in recent years. Although no figures are available, these students are an important source of revenue for the University, and many may well pay full tuition, making their attendance particularly lucrative. Perhaps in recognition of this

Opposition raised to UC Press publication: Alan Dershowitz questions release of book on Israel-Palestine conflict

On Friday, April 8th, 2005 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

By Derek Lipkin Norman Finkelstein is releasing a new title through the University of California Press, but before the book has even been released, there has been opposition to its publication. Finkelstein currently teaches political theory at DePaul University in Chicago and is the author of four other titles, all dealing with the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict. According to Finkelstein’s Web site, the new book, titled “Beyond Chutzpah,” is about “the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict.” In

Behind Beyond Chutzpah: Professor's Allegations Sets Dershowitz In Motion

On Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

by Steven Zeitchik, PW Daily — 5/17/2005 For years, Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz and DePaul professor Norman Finkelstein have been feuding brutally and publicly. Now the fight is spilling over into publishing. It’s a duel already responsible, at least indirectly, for one publisher pulling out from publishing Finkelstein’s book and for the author’s new house, the University of California Press, pushing it back several months. The book, Beyond Chutzpah, is a point-by-point rebuttal of Dershowitz’s The Case for Israel. It

Dershowitz Exposed Yet Again: The Critique of Pure Cant

On Saturday, December 20th, 2003 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

To deflect scrutiny of copious evidence demonstrating that his book is a hoax, Alan Dershowitz resorts to ad hominem attacks, irrelevant asides and yet new fabrications (not to mention numerous errors).  For example, in a letter to the UCLA campus newspaper, The Daily Bruin, Dershowitz stated that criticism of The Case for Israel was "part of a widespread, coordinated and well-funded campaign." He went on to allege that "similar campaigns were conducted…against numerous other writers," listing these names: "Elie Weisel"

Dershowitz/Cockburn: The Nation Exchange

On Saturday, November 15th, 2003 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Cambridge, Mass. Alexander Cockburn realizes that, as one columnist characterized him, "as an accuser, Joe McCarthy was more responsible." So he has invoked a purported neutral academic expert to lend credence to his preposterous plagiarism charge ["Beat the Devil," Oct. 13; "Letters," Oct. 27]. It turns out, however, that his "expert" is as biased, irresponsible and wrong as he is. Sayres Rudy is not a "professor." So far as I can determine, he has no PhD. He has no permanent

Dershowitz vs. Cockburn (including exchange of letters)

On Monday, October 13th, 2003 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Alexander Cockburn Alan Dershowitz, Plagiarist Let’s start with a passage from Alan Dershowitz’s latest book, The Case for Israel, now slithering into the upper tier of Amazon’s sales charts. On page 213 we meet Dershowitz, occupant of the Felix Frankfurter Chair at Harvard Law School, happily walloping a French prof called Faurisson, charged by the FF prof from Harvard U as being a fraud and a Holocaust denier: "There was no extensive historical research. Instead, there was the fraudulent manufacturing

"A case of plagiarism?" from Globe and Mail (Toronto)

On Saturday, October 4th, 2003 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

by Nomi Morris p. D20 How do you take a free-flowing debate of the type common at dinner tables and on TV talk shows and translate it into a book-length essay? If you are a journalist, you weave quotations and examples through the text to bolster your case. If you are a Harvard law professor like Alan Dershowitz, you also painstakingly footnote every point, lending an air of academic scholarship to the work and presumably insulating you from censure. The