So Norman Finkelstein was denied tenure this week. This was reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education, along with 134 other sources cited by Google. In light of the Finkelstein-Dershowitz feud, this is not surprising – both are high profile scholars with a very high profile, very long-standing battle underpinned by each party’s research, values, and philosophies. At the same time, it’s not every day that a tenure decision is reported at the top of Google News – this story is the top left story on my page, higher than reports about Sarkozy taking the majority or the end of the Sopranos. I’m not really sure what to make of this – I just thought it was interesting, and I wonder what will happen next for Finkelstein.


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