Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Illogic of Campus Watch's Critics

My latest at the Campus Watch blog:

Teaching Middle Eastern Affairs is certainly more problematic than other regions. Due to the geopolitical realities of the ME, it is more politicized as an academic subject than any other region. As a result, academics dealing with the Middle East have the tendency to espouse political views that might affect both what topics will be covered and how. Subsequently, the study of the Middle East suffers from high levels of politicization and the academic content subordinating political views or ideologies.

Who wrote the above passage?

1) Campus Watch

2) A Campus Watch basher

Based on Campus Watch (CW)'s long record of combating the politicization of Middle East studies, number one would seem to be answer. But it turns out that the above statement, with which, incidentally, CW agrees entirely, was penned by a blogger who accuses us—get this—of politicizing Middle East studies!

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