Civil Discourse and Academic Freedom

Saul Friedländer – Das Recht auf Fassungslosigkeit

http://www.focus.de/kultur/buecher/saul-friedlaender_aid_135392.html Der israelische Historiker und Holocaust-Überlebende Saul Friedländer wird 75 – und erhält den Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels. Saul Friedländer hat in dieser Woche gleich zwei Mal Grund zum Feiern Wer aus der Geschichte lernen will, dem genügt die wissenschaftliche…

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Anti-Semitic Drawing Found in Columbia Bathroom

http://www.amny.com/news/local/ny-nycolu125409940oct12,0,2323618.story Anti-Semitic drawings were found yesterday in a bathroom at Columbia University, prompting the school’s president to denounce the second hate crime on campus in three days as police investigate the incident. “Despite the irrational, destructive hatred that persists in…

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University Community Must Support Tolerance, Combat Ignorance

http://observer.case.edu/Archives/Volume_40/Issue_6/Story_1977/ The anti-Semitic message that appeared on the Thwing Spirit Wall a week ago (see story, page one) was a powerful reminder that the American quest for equality and tolerance is far from over. The incident provoked a school-wide response,…

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Evan Goldstein: Judeocentrism and Anti-Semitism

http://chronicle.com/blogs/footnoted/index.php?id=719 What is anti-Semitism? Most any attempt to define the term or, even more controversially, pin the label on someone, brings to mind Justice Potter Stewart’s famously pithy 1964 definition of hard-core pornography: “I know it when I see it.”…

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Meron Rapoport: Scholar Unearths Unknown Primo Levi Text at Yad Vashem

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/909490.html “A declaration by Doctor Primo Levi, living in Torino, Corso Vittorio 67…” Thus, with characteristic dryness and equally typical humility, begins a document that lay for more than 45 years in the archive of the Yad Vashem Martyrs and…

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Matthew Taylor: Discredited Irving Plans Comeback Tour

http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,2179843,00.html#article_continue Historian blames Himmler, but not Hitler Writer freed from jail says views have ‘crystallised’ Ten months ago he was languishing in an Austrian jail, less than halfway through a three-year sentence with his career – and professional reputation –…

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Marc Perelman: ‘The Israel Lobby’ Goes International

http://www.forward.com/articles/11754/ After hitting Europe earlier this month, “The Israel Lobby” is preparing for a frontal assault on the Muslim world. The controversial book by American academics Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, who accuse the pro-Israel lobby of hijacking American policy,…

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Suppressed Scholarship

October 4, 2007 Edition > Section: Opinion > Printer-Friendly Version Suppressed Scholarship BY DANIEL JOHNSONOctober 4, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/63946 Who said this on a visit to Americalast w e e k ? “When you think how fantastically successful the Jewish lobby…

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