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Author Archive | Daniel McGowan

The RAW Prize (Recycle Apartheid Walls)

Most people recognize that the apartheid wall Israel has been building for the past ten years will one day be removed.  But few have given serious consideration to how best to recycle hundreds of miles of this “separation barrier.” Now, Gilad Atzmon, and several human rights organizations are offering a significant prize for the […]

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We Are All For Diversity – But Not That Kind – Not Yet Anyway

There are faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges who are anti-Zionists, that is, they oppose the chauvinistic, Jewish-supremacist colonization of historical Palestine and the 44-year dehumanization of Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories. Yet like faculty at most American Colleges and Universities they mostly remain “in the closet” out of fear of being smeared […]

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Ritual Defamation – A Contemporary Academic Example

The term ritual defamation was coined by Laird Wilcox to describe the destruction of the reputation of a person by unfair, wrongful, or malicious speech or publication.  The defamation is in retaliation for opinions expressed by the victim, with the intention of silencing that person’s influence, and making an example of him so as to discourage […]

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