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Harvard Backs Away from "Israel Lobby" Professors; Removes Logo from Controversial Paper
Camera.org ^ | 3-22-06 | Alex Safian

Posted on 03/23/2006 4:21:41 PM PST by veronica

A controversial research report, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, by Harvard professor Stephen Walt and University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer, that faults the “Israel lobby” for allegedly distorting the foreign policy of the United States to the detriment of U.S. interests, and which has been severely criticized as inaccurate and wrongheaded, no longer sports the Harvard or Kennedy School of Government logos that previously appeared on its front page.

The original first page, with the Harvard and KSG logos, and the usual small disclaimer. The revised first page – no Harvard logos and a much stronger and prominent disclaimer.

In a further sign that Harvard and the University of Chicago are distancing themselves from Professors Walt and Mearsheimer, the report also no longer includes the pro-forma disclaimer used for all other research reports on that Harvard website. In its place is a far stronger disclaimer, in much larger type. The original disclaimer read:

The views expressed in the KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the John F. Kennedy School of Government or Harvard University. Copyright belongs to the author(s). Papers may be downloaded for personal use only.

The new, much more prominent disclaimer reads:

The two authors of this Working Paper are solely responsible for the views expressed in it. As academic institutions, Harvard University and the University of Chicago do not take positions on the scholarship of individual faculty, and this article should not be interpreted or portrayed as reflecting the official position of either institution.

It is especially notable that while the original disclaimer merely stated that Harvard did not necessarily share the views expressed in the article, the revised disclaimer goes much further, stating that:

1. The two authors are “solely responsible” for the content. 2. Both Harvard and the University of Chicago “do not take positions on the scholarship of individual faculty.”

Now, since universities do indeed take positions on the scholarship of individual faculty all the time (when deciding on hiring, tenure, raises, etc.), this can only be viewed as a devastating vote of no confidence by their respective universities in the work of Professors Walt and Mearsheimer.

Harvard should take the obvious next step and remove the paper from its Website pending correction of numerous errors of fact, logic and omission.


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: academia; aipac; foreignpolicy; harvard; israellobby; jewishcabal; mearsheimer; walt
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1 posted on 03/23/2006 4:21:44 PM PST by veronica
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To: veronica

Score one for AIPAC!


2 posted on 03/23/2006 4:24:00 PM PST by The_Republican
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To: The_Republican

Score one for truth, and against anti-semitism.


3 posted on 03/23/2006 4:25:23 PM PST by veronica ("A person needs a sense of mission like the air he breathes...")
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To: veronica
Martin Kramer: The Reality Behind Charges About "The Israel Lobby"
4 posted on 03/23/2006 4:28:11 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: veronica

Herverd, "Devolution personified".


5 posted on 03/23/2006 4:29:35 PM PST by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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To: veronica

'Smatter Harvard? Your trial balloon go thud?

Maybe you should hire some more anti-semite "ethnic studies" teachers; the propaganda meme hasn't propagated thru the culture yet.


6 posted on 03/23/2006 4:33:42 PM PST by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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To: veronica

Judge Gridley (questioning young John Adams - from The Adams Chronicles): "Harvard? That citadel of riot and dissipation!!!?"


7 posted on 03/23/2006 4:56:33 PM PST by Socratic ("I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.")
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To: veronica

Summers was pretty good about defending Israel and the Jews. Now that he's been pushed out for political incorrectness, look for them to move further to the left. More antisemitism, more radical feminism, more LGBT nonsense.

And a lot more pro-Muslim, pro-Palestinian nonsense.


8 posted on 03/23/2006 5:03:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking the keyword or topic Israel.

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9 posted on 03/23/2006 5:28:34 PM PST by SJackson ([Iraq] Reconstruction isnít news is it? Chris Matthews)
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To: veronica
The two authors are “solely responsible” for the content.

Does that mean the authors and their assistants worked on it on their own time?

10 posted on 03/23/2006 5:29:51 PM PST by fso301
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To: veronica

Hope the Saudis don't stop payment on next month's check.


11 posted on 03/23/2006 5:33:23 PM PST by SJackson ([Iraq] Reconstruction isnít news is it? Chris Matthews)
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To: veronica

They're worried about their endowments...


12 posted on 03/23/2006 5:35:29 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: SJackson
Hope the Saudis don't stop payment on next month's check

Okay, but maybe this updated Protocols is what happens in Harvard when you kick out a voice of consience such as Lawrence Summers.

13 posted on 03/23/2006 5:52:47 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: The_Republican

"Thank you very much!"


14 posted on 03/23/2006 6:20:06 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Why did Allah create free will and then demand submission? Wouldn't robots have been easier?)
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To: veronica

Appreciated, but a little too little too late, I think. Soon, well-respected, elite and prominently conservative universities will arise (or re-arise).

Supply and demand, baby. It's only a matter of time.


15 posted on 03/23/2006 6:35:25 PM PST by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: veronica; rmlew; Cacique
University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer

This a--hole is a former professor of mine. Claimed to be a "realist" but was in fact an Islamophile. Not that nice of a man either (although I still got an A in his class).

16 posted on 03/23/2006 8:23:13 PM PST by Clemenza (I Just Wasn't Made for These Times)
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To: veronica

Anyone with a few minutes who wants to understand things about the eeeevil Israelis and the poor, downtrodden Pali's need only look at a mid-east map. I use the Utexas site which has great maps.

The Israeli's occupy a tiny piece of dirt and sand which was trash when they were given it by the U.N. in 1947. It was little more than barren ground. The Israeli's improved that little piece of drek immeasurably -- now the Arabs think they can't live another day unless they get that piece of land back. In my book, that's called robbery.

The Pali's were thrown out of all the other Arab countries and exiled to the area they and Israel now occupy; they've always been pains in the tush, even to other Arabs. Yet the Pali's are so angry because Israel occupies a part of the land that they never made liveable themselves. If the Pali's want an enemy they should bitch about the U.N. which was the donor of that garbage pit to the Israeli's in the first place.

Lastly, on the map ref, the Israeli's occupy a teeny piece of ground and number a few millions. They are surrounded by gazillions of Arabs and huge numbers of square kilometers of sand and dirt - yet the Arabs think that that specific site needs to belong to Arabs again after the Arabs demonstrated zero desire for that territory for centuries?

To the Arabs, I say use a ready resource, pound sand.


17 posted on 03/23/2006 8:35:45 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: veronica
Wow! What balls of steel these institutions have -- they removed their logos. Wooo! What an amazingly brave act! They sure showed us what they're made of!
18 posted on 03/23/2006 8:41:09 PM PST by BamaGirl (The Framers Rule!)
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To: Rembrandt
Right! And when the Palestinians do get a piece back, like the Gaza strip and the greenhouses, they trash everything. I have a friend who says these people don't live in the desert; they create the desert.
19 posted on 03/23/2006 8:42:53 PM PST by BamaGirl (The Framers Rule!)
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To: Cicero

"And a lot more pro-Muslim, pro-Palestinian nonsense."

A recent $20 million dollar donation from Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the man Giuliani refused to take money from after 9/11, will help smooth the transition from the Summer's era.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/12/13/saudi_donates_20m_to_harvard/

Too bad we don't have a way to secure another important US entry point, other than ports, from Arabs.


20 posted on 03/23/2006 9:47:55 PM PST by dervish
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