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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bir Zeit on the Hudson's strange idea of academic balance

And you thought that going to college was supposed to be about being exposed to lots of different ideas. Welcome to the 'Palestine studies' department at Bir Zeit on the Hudson:

And to think that 35 years ago, Warner Schilling taught me in that very same building.

Well, the course offerings at Bir Zeit on the Hudson look a little different these days than they did in 1976:

And then there was this one last spring:

Is there anyone on the faculty at Columbia who's embarrassed by this? Or are they all too busy counting how much money they're getting for having a 'Palestinian' propaganda department?

One thing this isn't is academic. Arthur Hertzberg must be rolling over in his grave.

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