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Norman G. Finkelstein and the Failures of Modern Academia
on December 13, 2013
This book serves to shatter myth, inaccuracy and distortion. 'Image and Reality' is nothing short of a benchmark academic scholarship yielded from large scale research. For the entirety of this document, its presentation is authoritative and properly cited; in short it is thoroughly convincing in breakthrough. Image and Reality reviews numerous literature's of apologists for Israel who write and research the conflict to obfuscate the truth into a cloud of distortion (Peters, Morris etc). Finkelstein juxtaposes the documentary record and holds it alongside standard works of these authors to reveal them as fraudulent scholarship, data manipulation, serving biased and inaccurate falsehoods. This work shows the extent of cover-up revision contained inside mainstream academia, the mass media, all to blend Israeli war crimes, crimes against humanity and continuing ethnic cleansing as necessary in the name of Jewish suffering.
Finkelsteins life is in large part committed to the complete exposure of injustices of fraudulent institutional academia. This involves especially those at Harvard shielding/supporting Dershowitz and the like. I think this book is best described by prominent Nazi Holocaust scholar Raul Hilberg, when he states "I am by no means the only one who, in the coming months or years, will totally agree with Finkelstein's breakthrough." This is not an overstatement.
I applaud and support proper, fearless scholarship forming the standard work of academia and truth based off of the historical record and international law. Finkelstein, in his "Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict" holds the topic to high standard, just as Atlas does the globe. If you want serious and accurate portrayal of the Israel/Palestine conflict, this is a good place to start.