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Dershowitz & Middle East Studies

Academic opponents of HR 3077, the bill that would reform the system of government subsidies to Middle East and other area studies programs, have been telling lies about the bill for months now. Again and again, the academics say that the bill will have the government controlling the college curriculum. This is simply untrue. The bill contains a provision that explicitly forbids government control of the college curriculum. Here, for example, is Princeton’s own government lobbyist knocking down these false charges against the bill. The constantly repeated lie claimed another victim the other day-Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz. Until he was set straight, Dershowitz was actually parroting the line of the very same radical academics who he has so consistently and courageously fought. Martin Kramer has the details.


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