Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 6, 2011.
Norman Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. For many years he taught political theory and has written and spoken publicly on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Finkelstein is the author of six books that have been translated into more than 40 foreign editions: This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion; Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History; The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering; Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict; A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical Truth (with Ruth Bettina Birn); and The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A Personal Account of the Intifada Years. Finkelstein has also published several pamphlets, most recently, Goldstone Recants. He is currently working on a new book entitled Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Love Affair with Israel is Coming to an End.
Finkelstein currently writes and lectures. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
In this episode he is introduced by Chris Hedges, then talks about his work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.
Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to an audio recording of this event there.
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such eloquence, with no pretense of or for eloquence. not prepared to use words for the sake of using words, but a righteous ally of all that is (including words).
1. firm adherence to a code of especially moral values : incorruptibility
2. an unimpaired condition : soundness
3. the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness
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