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Finkelstein the Sexist
FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 23, 2007 | Alan M. Dershowitz

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 Finkelstein’s name-calling has now turned sexist. Using his mother’s 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.)

Finkelstein’s 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 Finkelstein’s email:

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dershowitz; finkelstein; kagan

1 posted on 11/24/2007 7:01:16 AM PST by rwbusa50
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To: rwbusa50

Whore is a sexist term? I thought it was a job description.

2 posted on 11/24/2007 7:48:29 AM PST by em2vn
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To: rwbusa50

Sounds like these guys are getting a little angry at each other.

3 posted on 11/24/2007 8:21:58 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

This is a long-standing dispute. See

4 posted on 11/24/2007 9:07:15 AM PST by The people have spoken
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To: The people have spoken

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.

5 posted on 11/24/2007 2:10:58 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Ron Paul Criminality:
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Yes. To simplify, I would say that Dershowitz is something like Ed Koch. Thoroughly liberal, but decent and sane.

6 posted on 11/24/2007 9:04:02 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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