Sunday, October 22, 2006

Holocaust Denial in a Middle East Politics course?

I was just tipped off to this by someone that will remain nameless unless he/she requests otherwise.

International Studies 179 / Political Science 159 (Schedule of Classes) (Course Website) taught by Lecturer Lina Kreidie (Contact Info) includes this in its list of "reader articles" in the official syllabus:

12. Finkelstein, Norman. 'Introduction and Chapter One: Capitalizing the Holocaust.' The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of the Jewish Suffering. UK: Verso. 2001. Pp. 1-38."

Ms. Kreidie, could you please explain why a book on Holocaust Denial is being used in a Middle East Studies course? For that matter, can the Deans of International Studies, Political Science, and/or Social Science explain this?

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