Tag Archives: Norman Finkelstein

How Finkelstein Broke the Trauma Bond?

Finkelstein is not just a public intellectual, however: there is something too explosive about the subjects he writes about for that category to completely contain him. He acts out a role that is Grecian in its cosmopolitanism, Abrahamic in its … Continue reading

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Alan Dershowitz’ Long Reach

When Halle’s (Germany) Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Social Anthropology had invited Norman Finkelstein for a public lecture on freedom of expression in academia (see description below) and hosting a closed workshop on his new book project, Gaza – an Inquest Into its … Continue reading

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Auschwitz and the Germans

After World War II, a Russian, a Pole and a German are asked by a journalist, “Excuse me, what is your opinion about the current meat shortage?” The Russian asks, “What’s an opinion?” When the journalist asks the Pole, he … Continue reading

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Joan Peters RIP

Update below. Just when writing the previous post, the author of From Time Immemorial of 1984, Joan Peters (or what was her later name, Joan Caro) passed away at the age of 78. The book tried to entertain two popular … 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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