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 35: Boris and the Red Wine on the Sofa: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 35: Boris and the Red Wine on the Sofa The Conservative Leadership contest has now been whittled down to the final two candidates: the former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the present Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt; they will engage in 16 hustings debates over the next few weeks.  Tory Party members will receive their ballot papers between July 6 and July 8; and the name of the new Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister is expected to be announced in the week beginning July 22. Rounds 2 to 5

Insightful article on Bernie in the Washington Post

BURLINGTON, Vt. — On Halloween night in 1980, in a dank laundry room of a public-housing project here in his adopted hometown, Bernie Sanders’s friends sat him down for a serious talk about his future. He had none. Not if he kept going as he had for the previous decade. Sanders readily conceded that, having run for Vermont governor, twice, and for U.S. Senate, twice, never winning more than 6 percent of the vote, he risked getting stuck on the fringe, perceived as a joke.

BREXIT UPDATE 33: The Peterborough By-Election: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 33: The Peterborough By-Election This was a week dominated in the British news by President Trump’s State Visit to the UK and the D-Day anniversary commemorations – but in terms of Brexit, the main story is the Peterborough by-election.  Minor though this sounds in comparison to these other two events, it is significant in relation to Brexit and a future General Election, even though its main moral is the need to go beyond Brexit.

The View from Romania (a correspondent)

The European Parliament election held these days gave rise to appalling reactions, and somber political fights in Romania, revealing how divided, how torn and conflicted the Romanian society is nowadays. I have recently witnessed one of the saddest moments of hatred and disdain, directed against the most vulnerable categories of population – old, ill-educated, poverty-stricken people. Their sin is that they support, in their great majority, the Social Democratic Party.

BREXIT UPDATE 30: The Maybot and the Men in Grey Suits: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 30: THE MAYBOT AND THE MEN IN GREY SUITS There have been dramatic developments since I posted Brexit Update 29 last Friday.  It is best to divide them into four main overlapping areas: 1) The Withdrawal Agreement Bill  (WAB) and the Maybot’s future; 2) The Labour/Conservative talks; 3) The latest polls for the European Parliament elections on May 23, together with hypothetical polls for a General Election, if it were to be held tomorrow;  4) Divisions within Labour over a second referendum. 1) The Withdrawal Agreement Bill and the Maybot’s Future

BREXIT UPDATE 29: A Disintegrating Government: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 29: A DISINTEGRATING GOVERNMENT The main developments since last Friday fall into three overlapping areas:  1) the Labour/Conservative talks; 2 ) pressure on the Maybot to resign;  her future and that of her deal; 3) the forthcoming EU elections (with debate on the meaning of the results of the local elections). 1)  The Labour/Conservative talks

BREXIT UPDATE 28: The Local Elections: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 28 What has happened in the week since Brexit Update 27, posted last Friday? Three key developments: 1) a meeting by Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to decide on Labour’s manifesto for the European elections, in particular the policy on a second referendum; 2) the local elections held yesterday (Thursday May 2); 3) reported progress on the Labour Conservative talks. 1) The NEC decision on a second referendum

BREXIT UPDATE 27: Run-Up to the European Parliament Elections

BREXIT UPDATE 27 What are the new developments since I posted Brexit Update 26 just before the parliamentary Easter recess?  It is best to divide them into four overlapping areas: 1)  The Labour/Conservative talks aimed at agreeing a revised deal that Labour can support. 2)  Growing Conservative pressure on the Maybot to resign. 3)  The forthcoming local and European Parliament elections 4) Divisions within the Labour Party about a second referendum.   The Labour/Conservative talks

BREXIT UPDATE 25: On the Eve of the European Council’s Emergency Summit: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 25: On the Eve of the European Council’s Emergency Summit At the end of Brexit Update 24 on Sunday, I wrote that this week looked set to be crunch week.   So what has happened so far?  These are the main developments: 1) The Cooper/Letwin Bill