Professor denied due to Holocaust comments

A political science professor at DePaul University who said some Jews improperly used the legacy of the Holocaust to get compensation payments has been denied tenure.

Professor denied due to Holocaust comments
A political science professor at DePaul University who said some Jews improperly used the legacy of the Holocaust to get compensation payments has been denied tenure.

Norman Finkelstein who has work with Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, said he was disappointed by the decision.

"They can deny me tenure, deny me the right to teach," the 53-year-old told the Chicago Sun-Times.

"But they will never stop me from saying what I believe." Finkelstein posted a letter on his website from university president Dennis Holtschneider explaining why a faculty panel voted 4-3 to deny him tenure at the Catholic university.

The three-page note cites Finkelstein's "deliberately hurtful" scholarship along with his lack of involvement with the school and his tendency for public clashes with other scholars.
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