The corporate state has made it very hard to make a living if you hold fast to this radical critique. You will never get tenure. You probably won’t get academic appointments. You won’t win prizes. You won’t get grants. The New York Times, if they review your book, will turn it over to a dutiful mandarin like George Packer to trash it—as he did with my last book. The elite schools, and I have taught as a visiting professor at a few of them, such as Princeton and Columbia, replicate the structure and goals of corporations. If you want to even get through a doctoral committee, much less a tenure committee, you must play it really, really safe. You must not challenge the corporate-friendly stance that permeates the institution and is imposed through corporate donations and the dictates of wealthy alumni. Half of the members of most of these trustee boards should be in prison!Read more . . .
While hailed by the New York Times as the “finest historical narrative so far on the origins of al-Qaeda” and by Washington Post as “authoritative”, the author offers unsubstantiated legends and acts as a purveyor of disinformation. As a Pulizer-prize winner, the author can hardly be regarded as incompetent. What is the alternative?Read more . . .
From the above account it appears that the authors of The Siege were cooperating with intelligence agencies in India and the United States in promoting the official legend on 26/11. I have given the authors sufficient formal notice to address the above points. They chose not to answer my enquiry. I think potential buyers should know what they contemplate to buy.Read more . . .
The author is Director of the Center of Security Studies and of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. He worked for many years at RAND Corporation. His books on terrorism have been translated into several languages. He is often invited by mainstream media to comment on terrorism issues. While utterly useless as a textbook on terrorism, Bruce Hoffman’s book can be profitably used by aspiring academic prostitutes.Read more . . .
The Australian media and terrorism “expert” Dr Rohan Gunaratna By Rick Kelly 8 August 2003 Ever since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, the “terrorist expert” has become a ubiquitous presence in the international media. Various academics … Read more . . .
Lack of scientific ethics by editorial board of scientific journal by James Gourley, 21 October 2008 http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20081021140852820 The Journal of Engineering Mechanics has recently published a paper I authored. It can be found here, beginning on page 915: (PDF 224kb) … Read more . . .
Bruce Hoffman Bruce Hoffman is professor at Georgetown University, USA. He is also a senior fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York and editor of the Columbia University Press series in Terrorism and Irregular … Read more . . .
Richard Watson Richard Watson is presented as the terrorism specialist for BBC2’s Newsnight. He has written numerous articles in which he specifically advocates the alleged threat of Islamic terrorism, regardless of the facts. An egregious example of Mr. Watson’s propaganda, … Read more . . .
Academic prostitution in the field of terrorism studies by Elias Davidsson 29 October 2011 The expression “academic prostitution” appears abusive. It either conveys an apparently arbitrary disrespect to certain academics by comparing them to prostitutes, or conversely appears to equate … Read more . . .
Law Deans Bring Home The BaconBy Mary W Maxwell, PhD5-17-11 (originally posted on Rense.com) As recently as 12 years ago, professors from 137 law schools signed a joint letter that blamed the US Supreme Court for wrongly interfering in … Read more . . .
Buy Your Way into College: A New Form of Prostitution By Richard Vedder A few years ago, Daniel Golden of the Wall Street Journal, in a stellar example of investigative journalism, revealed how elite private universities sometimes will admit the kids … Read more . . .
Publishing as Prostitution? Choosing between One’s Ideas and Academic Failure by Bruno S. Frey Institute for Empirical Research in EconomicsUniversity of Zurich, June 2002 See HERE … Read more . . .