Norman G. Finkelstein

Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University.

For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict. He currently writes and lectures.

Finkelstein is the author of nine books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions

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BREXIT UPDATE 48: The Letwin Amendment: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 48: The Letwin Amendment At the end of Brexit Update 47, I briefly mentioned the complicated amendment (short but very complicated in its intention), that had been tabled by the rebel ex-Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin to the motion on Johnson’s deal.    This amendment was intended to pre-empt the possibility that Johnson could take the UK out of the EU without a deal on October 31, even if his deal were to pass.

BREXIT UPDATE 47: Johnson’s Sleight-of-Hand Deal: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 47: Johnson’s Sleight-of-Hand Deal To do Boris Johnson credit, hardly anyone thought a deal could be concluded in five days and nights.  But EU and UK negotiators were engaged in “intense technical talks”, seemingly non-stop, day and night, till a deal was finally agreed on Thursday morning.

BREXIT UPDATE 46: Johnson’s Schrodinger’s Backstop: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 46: JOHNSON’S SCHRODINGER’S BACKSTOP On October 2, the day after I posted my last Brexit Update, Boris Johnson publicly outlined &; in a letter sent to Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission &; the UK government’s proposals for an alternative to the Irish backstop.

BREXIT UPDATE 45: Johnson Stokes the Flames: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 45 There are two big Brexit stories since my last Update two weeks ago:  the Labour Party Conference’s decisions on Labour’s position on Brexit  and the Supreme Court’s ruling on Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament.  First, in chronological order, the Labour Party Conference.