Norman Finkelstein's Conspiratorial Universe
Gideon Spitzer, a political science and history major at the University of Pennsylvania, covered a recent lecture at Penn by the reliably bizarre Norman Finkelstein. His report, which was written for Campus Watch, appears today at Frontpage Magazine:
On January 25, 2011, anti-Israel activist Norman Finkelstein spoke in the student union at the University of Pennsylvania. The lecture—sponsored by the Penn Arab Student Society, Penn Race Dialogue Project, and Temple Students for Justice in Palestine—brought the former academic to campus despite DePaul University's 2007 decision to deny Finkelstein tenure because of his "inflammatory style and personal attacks" on his peers.
The event, which lasted over two hours, attracted an audience of about 200, composed both of members of the local community and Penn students, including a substantial contingent of Penn Israel Coalition members.