Category Archives: Academics

Martin Luther and Islam

Germany is celebrating 500 years of Reformation of Christianity these days. On 31 October 1517 it is said that monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to Wittenberg’s church calling for some change. It was the beginning of the Protestant … Continue reading

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The Making of Norman Finkelstein

A couple of years ago, I have seen American Radical with much sympathy for Norman Finkelstein. It was after I had followed in full the fateful “debate” with Alan Dershowitz at “DemocracyNow!” about the latter’s apologetic trash “The Case for Israel” which is … Continue reading

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Condi Caught Up By the Past

Former key figures of G.W. Bush’s administration are well advised to carefully take possible so far unatoned war crimes into account when going public. Condoleezza Rice had apparently noticed that it simply would not be possible to give her commencement … Continue reading

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Master John and Brother James

I have to admit that, after the media hype about Reza Aslan’s Jesus biography (in particular after he was interviewed by Fox News’ Lauren Green), only then I became curious of Zealot – The life and times of Jesus of … Continue reading

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Pillar of Defense

Noam Chomsky, who had been visiting Tromsø University in September this year, managed a couple of weeks ago to enter Gaza, where he attended a linguistic conference at the Islamic University, for the first time in his life. He had … Continue reading

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