Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. I was a political columnist for (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the Algemeiner, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Independent Journal Review, American Thinker, FrontPage Magazine, Jihad Watch, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, Jewish Press, J-The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, and many others.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Appeasement Finds a Home in the Academy

I have a new Campus Watch column up at The American Thinker on the support for appeasement-based foreign policy among Middle East studies academics. Three in particular exemplify this trend. Read on:
Instead of providing moral clarity in a time of war, too many academics busy themselves inventing strategies to get along peaceably with genocidal terrorist groups and the governments that aid and abet them. Among the appeasers, three professors of Middle East studies stand out: the University of Minnesota's William O. Beeman; Boston University's Augustus Richard Norton; and Harvard University's Sara Roy.
Continue reading "Appeasement Finds a Home in the Academy."

Update: Readers may recall that I had a lively exchange with Prof. Beeman both here and at the Campus Watch blog regarding an earlier piece of mine on the same subject. For the moment, it appears he and I will have to agree to disagree.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you big government types don't understand. You think we either make a country a client state and give it billions or we invade it. we don't have to care about hamas or hezbollah. we don't have to "talk to them". They are there. they are supported by the people in their distant part of the world. WHO CARES?

We are mentioned in their propaganda because we are in their countries. the only thing that is keeping most of these dictators in power is us. not surprisingly, their people, who hate them, resent it.

I'm fine with hamas, hezbollah, and Iran. they've been there for thousands of years before we even existed as a country. if thep eople want freedom they can fight for it like we did.

and if Israel doesn't like the neighborhood they can leave. we aren't goin to keep re arranging it for them. the people who were there before like it just fine

US out of the middle east!

Saturday, August 18, 2007 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've updated this blog like 5 times since I wrote this. just saying.

i'm not speaking middle english here. they are very basic sort of arguments. Is this how you plan on defeating terrorism? by running and hiding?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:57:00 AM  

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