Thursday, December 07, 2006

Some intellectual integrity in academe

Kenneth Stein, first executive director of the Carter Center for Middle East Studies at Emory University resigned as a fellow of the Carter Center after reading former Pres. Carter's latest anti-Israel, anti-US screed.

Good on ya, Professor.

Money quote from the Prof's resignation letter:
President Carter's book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analysis; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments. Aside from the one-sided nature of the book, meant to provoke, there are recollections cited from meetings where I was the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show little similarity to points claimed in the book.

Translated: Carter wrote a book based on his own prejudices with no regard for accuracy, context, history or reality.

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