Setting The Record Straight

Campus Watch corrects false allegations made against it.

Response to:

Campus Watch: Returns with Another List of Back to the Future McCarthyisms
by Peter N. Kirstein
Peter N. Kirstein's Web Log
January 12, 2009

False allegations of attacking professors who criticize Israel
False allegations of suppressing free speech
Falsely alleged dossiers on professors
False allegations of attacking critics of America's policy in the Middle East

Campus Watch Responds:

In a web log post titled "Campus Watch: Returns with Another List of Back to the Future McCarthyisms," Peter Kirstein writes:

Campus Watch one of the New McCarthyism's most egregious excesses continues to list academics and other critics of its barnstorming, intellectual-cleansing crusade.

Campus Watch is in no way a McCarthyite organization. We are not an agent of the government, do not have (and do not seek) the power to issue subpoenas or otherwise order anyone to do anything, and do not seek to silence anyone. Rather, we critique Middle East studies for epistemological and pedagogical shortcomings, as laid out clearly in our mission statement.

(Posted by Winfield Myers)