Columbia University

David Feith won his journalistic battle stripes at Columbia University, where the administration of Lee Bollinger has so distorted the notion of academic freedom that it has become a shield for fantasy and fakery. But this shield is not actually defensive. It is an aggressive weapon wielded under pretense of being under attack.   Anyway, from today's international edition of the Wall Street Journal, here's a piece by David about the strange contours and character of the "moderate" wing of Palestinianism. 

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Joseph Massad, one of Edward Said's more sleazy epigones, is again in the news. Once more, the news is about a particular question: whether he will be granted tenure at Columbia University. The last time around it was whether he would be simply given a promotion. I have written about Massad several times, and--as you may expect--I do not like him.  But that is not the point.  The point is that, given his expected confirmation by Columbia's board of trustees, the study of the Middle East has been officially devolved on an aggressive monopoly of academics with contempt for Jews and their nationa

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Alan Brinkley is the provost and a professor of history at Columbia University, as well as a National Book Award-winning author.  I really don't like "town hall meeting" debates. First, they are (in this context) populist gimmicks to test a skill that has nothing to do with being president.

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Alan Brinkley is the provost and a professor of history at Columbia University, as well as a National Book Award-winning author. I doubt the first debate will make a decisive difference. There were no "There you go again" moments and no terrible blunders. Both candidates stuck to their talking points, and there was nothing very new about the debate other than the opportunity to contrast the two men more vividly than has been possible before. On the substance, I think Obama won, but not by much. He had a crisp and effective answer to the key question about the economy.

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Alan Brinkley--who is the provost and a professor of history at Columbia University, as well as a National Book Award-winning author--will be writing for us throughout the Republican convention.     There was a back-to-the-future quality to this year's Republican convention, at no time more so than on the last night.

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Alan Brinkley--who is the provost and a professor of history at Columbia University, as well as a National Book Award-winning author--will be writing for us throughout the Republican convention.     I guess the Democrats can't count on Sarah Palin to torpedo McCain's candidacy. If there is a danger, it is that her speech will overshadow his. After the really dreary and depressing session of yesterday, tonight was very successful, with two good speeches--the other by Giuliani.

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A Connection Made?

Alan Brinkley--who is the provost and a professor of history at Columbia University, as well as a National Book Award-winning author--will be writing for us throughout the Republican convention.  One more thought from yesterday's convention in St. Paul: The most powerful speech came from Fred Thompson--an energy-less candidate in the primaries who finally seemed to summon some passion last night.

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Alan Brinkley--who is the provost and a professor of history at Columbia University, as well as a National Book Award-winning author--will be writing for us throughout the Republican convention.    After tonight's festivities--which, Thompson's speech excepted, were pretty dreary--the real puzzle of this convention to me is what McCain's strategy is at this critical juncture of his campaign. During the primaries, he pandered to the far right at every opportunity.

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Freedom Freaks

Idov: Scenes from the Libertarian Party's tragicomic demise.

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