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“Victory for Academic Freedom” but Meh for Middle East Scholarship

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by Weiner

Just a quick update on this story: Brooklyn college has rehired Kristofer Petersen-Overton. I’m pleased with this result. He should not have been fired. Though if you follow the comments on my previous post on the topic, you’ll see that I’m less than impressed by Petersen-Overton’s syllabus. This may be a “victory for academic freedom,” as P-O claims on his website, but it’s hardly a victory for Middle East scholarship. At best it’s a meh.

 

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Written by David Weinfeld

February 3, 2011 at 18:11

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