Skip to comments.Finkelstein the Sexist
Posted on 11/24/2007 7:01:15 AM PST by rwbusa50
A recent e-mail from Norman Finkelstein, which was forwarded to Dean Elana Kagan of the Harvard Law School, indicates that Finkelsteins name-calling has now turned sexist. Using his mothers voice, Finkelstein describes Dean Kagan as a whore and says that if his mother were still around she would come up to Cambridge and call her that demeaning, sexist term to her face and then throttle her. (This sounds very similar to the threat made by Finkelstein admirer Robert Trivers when he threatened to come to Cambridge and perpetrate violence on me.)
Finkelsteins apparent complaint about Dean Kagan -- who he regards as ten thousand times more repellant than Dershowitz is that she is an Eichmann-like bureaucrat currying favor with the powerful while blandly following orders. Here is Finkelsteins email:
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Whore is a sexist term? I thought it was a job description.
Sounds like these guys are getting a little angry at each other.
This is a long-standing dispute. See
Apparently Dershowitz is a pro-Israeli (and US National Security) Jew, while Finkelstein is an anti-Israeli self-hating Jew who is allied with Noam Chomsky and Alexander Cocvburn. The areas of dispute include ancient and modern history and foreign policy, anti-semitism and civil liberties, and scholarly values. As might be expected from the above, the arguments are complex and varied.
Without going into this briar patch I say, go with Dershowitz.
Yes. To simplify, I would say that Dershowitz is something like Ed Koch. Thoroughly liberal, but decent and sane.