New York – At Columbia University Hate Storm Looms


    New York – A professor who has drawn widespread criticism for declaring that some Jews use the memory of the Holocaust an “extortion racket” has ignited an outcry at Columbia University, where he was invited to speak by several student groups.

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    Norman Finkelstein was slated to speak at the university’s largest lecture hall tomorrow night.
    The appearance of Finkelstein, a DePaul University political-science professor, comes as Columbia is still licking its wounds over charges last year that pro-Palestinian professors had intimidated Jewish students.

    A university panel cleared the professors, but the controversy ignited debates on academic freedom that still burn today.

    U/D: 03/09/06 12:35
    Dozens protested the speech of Norman Finkelstein.

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