It takes a lot to render me speechless these days, but this managed to accomplish it. There are moments when self-hatred ceases to be pitiable and becomes moral barbarism. “Israel: The 4th Reich”? “Holocaust in the Holy Land”? Is Norman Finkelstein so far off the deep end that he doesn’t grasp how viciously hurtful and obscene such rhetoric is? Or is he such a demented adolescent that it actually appeals to him? Either way, the man has clearly long since crossed the line that separates humanity from its enemies.
Since the Chancellor appears too cowardly to have his own email address, you can let Vice Chancellor Susan Menning know how you feel about the University of California, Irvine hosting this monstrous little pageant at email@example.com.