April 28, 2021
Political scientist Norman Finkelstein has been an active critique of how the Holocaust is used to protect the abuses of the state of Israel. His work and advocacy have made him perhaps one of the most cancelled intellectuals in recent American history. Finklestein in fact is currently writing a book on the cancel culture phenomenon.
We will ask Finkelstein about how criticism of Israel gets one cancelled in America and how the nature of ruling class discourse helps facilitate that
About Mr. Finkelstein (from http://normanfinkelstein.com/)
Norman G Finkelstein received his PhD from the Princeton University Politics Department in 1988. He is the author of ten books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions, including THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRY: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering and, most recently, GAZA: An inquest into its martyrdom.
GAZA: An inquest into its martyrdom (University of California: 2018);
Method and Madness: the hidden story of Israel’s assaults on Gaza (OR Books: 2014);
Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit’s Promised Land (OR Books: 2014);
Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish romance with Israel is coming to an end (OR Books: 2012);
What Gandhi Says, About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage (OR BOOKS: 2012);
“This Time We Went Too Far”: Truth and consequences of the Gaza invasion(OR Books, 2010; expanded paperback version, 2011);
Beyond Chutzpah: On the misuse of anti-Semitism and the abuse of history (University of California Press, 2005; expanded paperback edition, 2008);
The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering (Verso, 2000; expanded paperback edition, 2003);
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Verso, 1995; expanded paperback edition, 2003);
A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen thesis and historical truth (with Ruth Bettina Birn) (Henry Holt, 1998);
The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A personal account of the intifada years (University of Minnesota, 1996).
Finkelstein has also published several pamphlets, most recently, Goldstone Recants: Richard Goldstone renews Israel’s license to kill (OR Books, 2011).
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